Putting Dirt To Use At The Inauguration

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WASHINGTON -- With an estimated two million people in attendance at the inauguration of Barack Obama, a clear view of the ceremony was hard to come by. But some innovative celebrators found a way to use the crowded environment to their advantage.

Beneath their feet lay only dirt, but by building tiny mounds to stand on, a few extra inches were gained. The idea caught on and prompted one spectator to laugh that after the lot emptied a "bunch of ant hives" would be in its place.

Pure Digital's Joe Ross captured the quirky phenomenon with a Flip Mino camera.