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The Scene on 18th Street



Photo Courtesy of Mary Ann Akers

While the politicos of Washington held typically button-down affairs indoors, the regular citizens of the nation's capital (dare we call them Joe Sixpacks?) ran screaming and dancing into the streets in Adams Morgan and on U Street when Barack Obama was declared the winner. Here is the scene on 18th Street in the heart of the Adams Morgan bar district. Police tried in vain to get the crowds to clear the streets. Revelers chanted "U-S-A! U-S-A!" and danced, cried and cheered. A few even stripped. One young man ran up and down the street barefooted and twirling his shirt over his head.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 5, 2008; 8:10 AM ET
 
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Wow what a country we are! This is going to be such an exciting time for America. Now that Obama is president I hope he puts a lot of attention towards global poverty. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.
Go to www.borgenproject.org to learn more!

Posted by: veronica5 | November 5, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama is up against a very difficult next four years. When he was still a senator Obama was a large part of passing the Global Poverty Act, which is an act that would end severe poverty by 2025. The Borgen Project is also working to pass the Global Poverty Act. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.
Find out more at borgenproject.org!

Posted by: veronica5 | November 6, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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