Ten years ago, on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States.

The historic event, watched by 38 million people nationwide, marked the first time an African-American assumed the office of the presidency.

Newspapers around the world reflected the significance of the inauguration on their front pages the following day.

Take a look at a few of the best front pages from around the world:


The Washington Post

Washington Post

The New York Times

New York Times

The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The New York Daily News

New York Daily News

The Columbian (Clark County, Washington)

The Columbian

Beeld (South Africa)

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Beeld, South Africa


The Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun

The Guardian (United Kingdom)

The Guardian

The Daily Mail (United Kingdom)

Daily Mail

Bild (Germany)

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