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Tom Groppel, AFIC director of ceremonies, is near the microphone as stand-ins for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Navy Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephany Sersen), Vice President-elect Joe Biden (Army Spc. Nicholas Rupple) President-elect Barack Obama (Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks) and others look on during a rehearsal for the swearing-in ceremony. 
The Marine Band ("The President's Own"), stationed below the Inaugural Platform, will start playing at 10:00 a.m. on Inauguration Day.

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