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On the eve of one of the most momentous days in our nation's history, Oprah is in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. On this day 46 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. "Tomorrow, Barack Obama will fulfill that dream when he becomes the 44th president of the United States," Oprah says.

Oprah isn't alone in celebrating—among the millions of spectators expected at Inauguration Day 2009 are a few friends who have stopped by to express how they feel on this day.