PHOTOS: Obama Inaugural Dances, Feasts in Kenya Village

PHOTOS: Obama Inaugural Slaughter, Dance, More in Kenya
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January 21, 2009--The Kenyan and U.S. flags unite beneath a portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama in a souvenir sold Tuesday on the dirt streets of Kogelo.

Home village of Obama's late father, Kogelo hosted a 5,000-strong inauguration celebration, slaughtering bulls and goats for food; erecting movie screens for live viewing of the inauguration in Washington, D.C.; and dancing in traditional garb to the beat of leather drums, the Associated Press reported.

Across Kenya, throngs gathered to watch 24-hour coverage on public TVs, including battery-operated models in farming communities. Bars held inaugural parties, and a banner headline in a major newspaper crowed "Obama The Great," according to the Los Angeles Times.
—Photograph by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
 
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