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FOIA News: FOIA, the Park Service, and inauguration crowd photos

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It took FOIA for Park Service to release photos of Obama, Trump inauguration crowd sizes

Deena Zaru, CNN, Mar. 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The National Park Service has released a series of aerial and ground shots that show the crowd sizes during the last three presidential inaugurations in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from various media outlets.

The images show the crowd sizes of President Barack Obama's 2009 and 2013 inaugurations, as well as President Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. The turnout represented in the photos for Trump's inauguration was smaller than that of his predecessor. The Park Service did not indicate the precise times that the photos were taken.

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