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Murray, Sawant: Images from the inauguration

A day for the history books.

Seattle inaugurated its first openly gay mayor, Ed Murray, and Socialist Alternative City Council member Kshama Sawant. It was a day of celebration, history and preparation for the work ahead.

Ed Murray, left, shakes hands with Gary Locke, former governor and Ambassador to China, who administered the oath of office.

Kshama Sawant responds to cheering supporters at her inauguration.

The crowd at the inauguration filled a floor looking down on the City Hall lobby.

Ed Murray at the speaker's podium during his inauguration.

Kshama Sawant campaigned for a tax on millionaires.

Ed Murray smiles at the crowd.


Allyce is a photojournalist from Lafayette, Louisiana. She currently lives in Seattle.

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