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Is Washington Ready For Tuesday?

In this photograph released by the Department of Defense, U.S. service members prepare for the 56th Presidential inauguration rehearsal in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.  More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration. (AP Photo, U.S. Air force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)
In this photograph released by the Department of Defense, U.S. service members prepare for the 56th Presidential inauguration rehearsal in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration. (AP Photo, U.S. Air force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

Up to two million people are expected to attend next week's presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. That would make it the largest inaugural day crowd since Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president in 1965.

David Nakamura of the Washington Post tells Here & Now what the city is doing to prepare — and what you can expect if you're attending. We also speak with Sgt. First Class Leroy Williams, who's stationed in Fort Riley, Kan., and will be making the 19-hour drive to Washington, D.C. His wife will be meet him there after arriving from Baghdad, where she's stationed as an Army medic.

Listen to the conversation (Real Audio) »

Are you going to be in D.C. on Inauguration Day? Feed back in the comments.

This program aired on January 14, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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