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Road closures and crowded Metro stations are encouraging some inauguration participants to commute to the weekend's festivities on two wheels.
Touching door handles, sharing toilets and shaking hands can easily spread the flu virus, especially at a time when hundreds of thousands of people travel to the District for the presidential inauguration this weekend.
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Those monitoring the throngs of people heading to the National Mall Monday ask parents to take a some precautions before heading out for the day's events.
About 6,000 National Guard troops from across the country will descend upon Washington this weekend to provide traffic and crowd control during Monday's inauguration events.
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It's crunch time for crews preparing the physical space where President Barack Obama and the first lady will have their inaugural dance.
Dan Stessel, spokesman for Metro
The inaugural weekend includes several events that showcase local bands and music venues.
On Inauguration Day, security along the 1.2-mile stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, could present the greatest challenge to date for the Secret Service and its partners, say security experts.
In the run-up to President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Day, the president's security team worries most about the hands of people in the crowd and those typing hostile commands on computer keyboards and devices far from the National Mall.
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