By Enid Calo – January 21, 2013  capitol

Citizens and the media face a crowded Metro and a packed National Mall as they rush to make it to President Barack Obama’s swearing in ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Tickets were issued to each Senator and Representative to distribute at their discretion. However, tickets are not required for the viewing from large screens along the National Mall.