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Crowd gathering in nation's capital

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WASHINGTON D.C. (AP)-- Crowds are flocking into nation's capital. Officials expect more than a million to show up on the national mall.

President-elect Barack Obama began his inauguration day by attending a service at St. John's Church near the White House.

He's continuing a tradition followed by many incoming presidents before him, at what's been dubbed the "Church of the Presidents."

Before heading to the Capitol, the Obamas will be joining President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, at the White House for coffee.

Obama will take the oath at office at noon Tuesday.

News Channel Seven's Lauren Squires is among the crowd. She'll have more tonight on the KWWL News Live at 5, News at 6 and News at 10.

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