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Jakarta Post

Hope in the air for new leader

  • Thom Smyth and Kyle Taylor

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 22 2009   /  08:16 am
Giving thanks: Tina Hayari, a former teacher of US President Barack Obama’s at public elementary school SDN Menteng 1, Central Jakarta, feeds US Ambassador Cameron Hume during a thanksgiving party in Jakarta on Wednesday. The party was held to celebrate Obama’s inauguration as the 44th US president. (JP/J. Adiguna)(JP/J. Adiguna)

Giving thanks: Tina Hayari, a former teacher of US President Barack Obama’s at public elementary school SDN Menteng 1, Central Jakarta, feeds US Ambassador Cameron Hume during a thanksgiving party in Jakarta on Wednesday. The party was held to celebrate Obama’s inauguration as the 44th US president. (JP/J. Adiguna) As Jakartans celebrated the swearing-in of Barack Obama at events across the city, US Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume said Americans had “reason to be grateful” that the President spent time in Indonesia, adding he “hoped and expected that President Obama will be able to come to Indonesia this year”.
The US ambassador attended an inauguration celebration at Obama’s former elementary school, SDN Menteng 01, on Wednesday.
The event, held at the school to celebrate “Barry” Obama’s historic swearing-in as the 44th presiden...