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Presidential strut now iconic inaugural moment

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House from the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

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President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter started the tradition of walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington after being sworn in as president.

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President Jimmy Carter wasn't thinking about starting a tradition in 1977 when he walked the inauguration parade route from the Capitol to the White House. But when the president's limousine stops and the newly sworn-in commander in chief emerges from his car for a several-minute stroll, Pennsylvania Avenue becomes America's red carpet.
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    • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House from the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.
    • President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter started the tradition of walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington after being sworn in as president.
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