January 23, 2013

Obama’s inaugural crowds, before and after (in 4 photos)

The Post’s great graphics team and photographers have put together a wonderfulcomparison of the inaugural crowds between 2009 and 2013.
Below, you can play with the photos by dragging the cursor back and forth, to get a sense for how the crowds compared.
The 2009 crowd was initially estimated at 1.8 million, though that number has since been revised downward to around 1 million, as the video below demonstrates.
Initial estimates of the 2013 crowd have suggested there were around 800,000 people.