Joint Congressional Committee On Inaugural Ceremonies Begins Inaugural Platform Construction

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Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, Sen. Charles Schumer , Sen.... News PhotoArchitect,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Ceremony,Charles Schumer,Construction Industry,Eric Cantor,Harry Reid,Horizontal,John Boehner,Lamar Alexander,Nancy Pelosi,Politics,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) swing their hammers during the 'First Nail' ceremony, signifying the start of construction of the 2013 Inaugural Platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The winner of the November 6 presidential election will be sworn in on the platform on January 21, 2013. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)