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A trash can overflows with empty coffee cups after the parade.

As darkness falls at the end of the parade, a trash can by the parade route overflows with empty coffee cups. (Newsline photo by Kaukab Jhumra Smith)

Cleanup Crews Undo Weeks of Inaugural Work in Wee Hours of Morning

When the inaugural balls ended at 1 a.m., crews taking more than 100 tractor-trailers of sets and parade floats home to Lanham were just getting into gear.

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Marylanders Brave Cold to Witness Inaugural Parade (Jan. 20, 2005)

Marylanders Dispersed Through Protests (Jan. 20, 2005)

Inaugural Spectators Claim Their Own Pieces of History (Jan. 20, 2005)

Maryland Student Leaders Draw Inspiration from Inauguration (Jan. 20, 2005)

Snow Doesn't Stop Festivities (Jan. 19, 2005)

Maryland GOP Has Reason to Celebrate (Jan. 19, 2005)

Maryland Businesses Pony Up Big Money for Inaugural  (Jan. 14, 2005)

Scalpers Do Brisk Business As Inauguration Nears  (Jan. 14, 2005)

Tickets For Inaugural Are Red Hot In Maryland   (Jan. 14, 2005)

Maryland Hotel Business Strong  (Jan. 14, 2005)

Veterans Ready For Inauguration Day March (Jan. 14, 2005)

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Published 01/19/05; Last updated: 12/20/05 12:12 PM

Special report produced by Maryland Newsline's Mike Santa Rita, Melanie Lo, Desair Brown and Kaukab Jhumra Smith; edited by Chris Harvey (Web) and Steve Crane (print). With reporting by CNS staffers Megan McIlroy, Kevin W. McCullough, I-Wei Chang and Elizabeth A. Weiss. Banner graphic by Kaukab Jhumra Smith.

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