Obama's speech is a message of hope and of raising people's sights and aspirations. If you haven't seen or read it, do. He may just do it; he may let people down; he may not succeed; but even if he doesn't do it the message is still right.

Text and video: Obama inaugural speech

The full text of Barack Obama's speech on his inauguration as US president.

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