Cabbies with cell cameras at Times Square

January 20, 2009 9:37:55 AM PST
Traffic slowed as cab drivers got out to take cell phone pictures amid the cheering crowd in Times Square. Kim Green, a substitute teacher from Manhattan, watched with tears in her eyes. Says Green: "This is one of the proudest days of my life."

An also-tearful retiree, June Smith of Southhold, N.Y., said: "Our country is going down the hopper and he's going to bring us back. He's our hope."

Tonya Wilson wanted to mark the occasion with a crowd.

Says the 47-year-old airline customer service representative: "I'm a bit emotional. It's a dream come true. It just feels like change is really going to take place. It feels like today is going to be the beginning of all that."

Two people booed when Vice President Cheney was on television.

When President Bush appeared, several in the crowd began singing: "Na na na na, Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye."