January 20th, 2009
12:48 PM ET
5 years ago

iReport: The world is watching

Viewers at the U.S. consulate in Mexico sent in this image to iReport.
Viewers at the U.S. consulate in Mexico sent in this image to iReport.

It's a given that most people in the United States are glued to their TV screens right now, as President Barack Obama just took the oath of office. But the rest of the world is watching, too. We're receiving iReports from all around the globe.

A group of college students studying abroad in Rabat, Morocco, sent this photo of themselves gathered to watch the ceremony. "We had to beg to be able to set the television up and we are so glad we are able to watch," they wrote in their iReport.

In Mexico, people gathered at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara are crowded around a TV and sent this picture.

Marsha Narayan is watching in Guyana and says "we're all glued in to the broadcast."

Keep the photos coming! We want to know how you're experiencing history.


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  1. THE OLD TIMER

    EVERYBODY IS WAITING AND WATCHING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AT THE BIG SHINDIG.

    January 20, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Kim in Canada

    I can tell you that all three of the major networks in Canada broadcast the inauguration from start to (still broadcasting). It was amazing to witness this historic day, and I wish each and every American this day, peace, joy, hope and harmony, and peace for all of us in the world.

    Congratulations!

    January 20, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  3. Ted:Canada

    In Canada – we are clued to our TV sets

    YES You CAN!

    January 20, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  4. Meka

    We in America, understand that the World has been awaiting "AMERICA TO GET IT RIGHT"

    January 20, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. chuck

    THERE WILL BE PEACE ON THE MOUNTAIN TOPS AND LOVE IN THE VALLIES. THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.

    January 20, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. still searching for true equality in america

    maybe , just maybe.. we will now have full constitutional equality for all natrual born american citizens, no matter what their spirituality or religious beliefs are...

    a change of direction has come to the United States of America!!!

    January 20, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. believe

    i tried to soak in every word that our president spoke as i watched on cnn, i can't explain how honored i felt just to watch it on t.v, my hope felt like it jumped out of my body, i took pictures off my t.v, i didn't have a recorder, but the moments were AWESOME, thank you CNN.

    January 20, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. Ted van Tol

    I watched from the Netherlands.
    My wife baked (brown) cackes with an Obamaflag on it!
    So happy we are, so very, very happy!
    Americam congratulations and. ...... keep him safe!

    January 20, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. Amber

    What are the numbers? Are we talking OJ verdict or moon landing?

    January 20, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |

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