Obama, Bush arrive
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
1/20/09 at 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush have arrived at the U.S. Capitol for Obama's inauguration as the nation's 44th president.
They traveled together in a motorcade from the White House, where Bush had hosted the Obamas and Bidens for coffee.
A crowd on both sides of the street watched the motorcade carrying the current president and his successor to the historic event.
The huge security presence was evident along the way, with a line of officers standing in front of the spectators.
President Bush, right, walks out with President-elect Barack Obama, left, on the North Portico of the White House before sharing the Presidential limousine enroute to Capitol Hill for inauguration Tuesday in Washington. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/ AP