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Inauguration at a glance page 2

Date published: 1/18/2013


17--Hours of consecutive rush-hour subway service that Metrorail will provide, starting at 4 a.m.

200--Police officers from around the country who will be sworn in and temporarily deputized as Metro Transit Police officers to supplement an all-hands-on-deck security effort.

1--Medical examiner who will be riding Metro with police officers. A fatal incident can bring the transit system to a halt, and grim as it may seem, Metro wants to make sure any incidents are resolved quickly.

800,000--Transit brochures the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will print for the occasion, to be distributed at stations, hotels, airports, museums and other locations.

100,000--Commemorative inaugural SmarTrip cards ordered by Metro. Most will be sold in the week leading up to the inauguration.

5,000--Special emergency "no parking" signs the city's transportation department has ordered.

2,500--Tour buses that D.C. parking authorities expect to accommodate.

2,000--Recycling bins that will line the National Mall.

10--Minimum number of large screens that will broadcast the swearing-in on the National Mall

99--Pieces in the United States Air Force Band marching in the parade.

300--U.S. flags that D.C. transportation crews will hang, along with 150 District of Columbia flags.

$100,000--cost of Ritz-Carlton's "Access Washington package," which includes two first-class plane tickets, a diamond and ruby pin, a designer dress and tuxedo, a parade-watching party and a four-night stay in a luxury suite.

4--Times Obama will have been sworn in, matching the record set by Franklin Roosevelt. A wording mix-up by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2009 led to a do-over. This time, Obama will take the oath privately on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day set out in the Constitution. Since inaugurations are traditionally not held on Sundays, he'll have his public swearing-in on Monday.

$4.2 million--Dollars the architect of the Capitol has allotted to spruce up the grounds, including platform construction, bleachers and barricades.

To be decided--Total cost of inauguration activities. In 2009, Obama raised $53 million in private money for his inauguration.

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President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.

He released the 16-track playlist, which also includes music by some of his favorite artists, through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday. The list includes jams by Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Usher and fun. They will all perform at different inaugural events, which start Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Obama's list also includes John Legend's "Ordinary People," ''Firework" by Katy Perry, James Taylor's "Your Smiling Face" and the "Glee" cast version of Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory."

Other artists include Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Cannon and Mindless Behavior.

Inauguration Day is Monday.