Inauguration organizers held a practice parade in Washington to prepare for next week's swearing-in of President Barack Obama.
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SHOTLIST:Pool - AP Clients OnlyWashington - Jan 131. Wide of inauguration stage at the Capitol2. MS of stand-in for Pres. Barack Obama being introduced 3. CS of Obamas stand-ins taking oathAP - AP Clients OnlyWashington - Jan 134. Wide of Capitol5. Wide of police vehicles along parade route6. Various of military bands walking in mock parade7. MS of stand from where president will watch parade.STORYLINE: WASHINGTON (AP) _ Inauguration organizers held a practice parade in Washington to prepare for next week's swearing-in of President Barack Obama. Stand-ins for the president and first lady watched the practice parade Sunday in Washington. The dress rehearsal closed streets and affected parking near the National Mall. The public inauguration ceremony will be held Jan. 21 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol. Local officials are planning for an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people to crowd onto the National Mall to witness the oath-taking ceremony. After the ceremony, the first family is scheduled to lead a parade of bands, floats and marchers, including costumed dancers, prancing horses and military units, down Pennsylvania Avenue.