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Obamas Attend Baptist Church

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Following his visit to Arlington National Cemetery this morning, President-elect Barack Obama and his family attended church at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in northwest Washington D.C.

The Associated Press reports that the congregation "erupted in applause" when the Obama family walked into the church. The Obama clan, which included Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, sat in the second row.

The church is "is the oldest and among the most historic African American churches in the District of Columbia," according to Joshua DuBois, Mr. Obama's Director of Religious Affairs. It is known for homeless outreach and helping people with HIV/AIDS.

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