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    Posted January 30, 2013 by
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    President Obama's Impact: Interviews at the Inauguration


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Freelance photographer and iReporter navidbaraty attended his first-ever inauguration this year and while he was there, he was curious to find out what people thought about the last four years and why they wanted to come to this inauguration. Over three days, Baraty interviewed about 30 people before and after the inaugural events in Washington and uploaded five of his favorite interviews to iReport. He asked people the same set of five main questions and assembled sets of portraits with audio tracks of the interviews.

    'Instead of taking photos and writing captions, I thought it'd be more powerful to hear their responses,' he said. 'People were really anxious to share their views.' See his photography site here.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    On January 19 - 22, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to document the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. I wanted to know how people felt about the last four years, their hopes for the next four, what issues were most important to them and why they wanted to be there. I photographed and interviewed people on Sunday before the inauguration, the morning of the inauguration on the National Mall, after the inauguration on the Mall and along the parade route, and then later that evening at an inauguration party. I asked most everyone five main questions:

    Are your expectations the next four years different than they were four years ago?

    Did President Obama have a tangible impact on your life the past four years?

    What would you like his priority to be for the next term?

    Did you have any disappointments the past four years?

    If there's one thing you could tell President Obama, what would it be?

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