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January 25,  2017

The Controversial Inauguration Day Photo

By Topimagessites

Reuters sought permission of US National Park Service to post a photographer on the observation level near the top of the monument. This was the highest vantage point for capturing a bird’s eye-view of President Trump’s inauguration speech.

Since the elevator was under renovation, photographer Lucas Jackson climbed 897 steps to reach the 500-foot elevation, carrying a backpack and a shoulder bag full of photo gear, plus a step ladder.

Reuters published two historical moments side by side. One was that of President Trump's inauguration and the other of Obama's first inauguration taken in 2009.

These images went viral on Twitter with people posting their opinion regarding the size of crowd that attended each of the ceremonies.

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