[Washington, D.C., January 20. Image via Getty]

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: A choir performs ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)