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VIDEO: Obama addresses the nation

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Published: Sunday January 18, 2009

Two days away from his swearing in, President-elect Obama addressed the nation at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon.

The Obamas, and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and his family, began the day on a somber note by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, departing for Sunday church services.

Festivities commenced on the National Mall with musical performers and guest speakers. Musicians performing at the event included Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks and U2’s Bono. The invocation was delivered by openly gay Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson.

President-elect Obama’s entire speech, as broadcast on CNN, is embedded below, followed by a full transcript.

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