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Shots from the Inaugural Ball: Lining up for the toast

OLYMPIA -- State elected officials and their escorts line up in the Capitol Rotunda for the toast that precedes the first dance at the Inaugural Ball. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)
OLYMPIA -- State elected officials and their escorts line up in the Capitol Rotunda for the toast that precedes the first dance at the Inaugural Ball. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

OLYMPIA -- In Inaugural Ball is nothing without a procession of newly elected or re-elected officials, with spouses or significant others on arm, being announced to the crowd and lining up for the toast. 

Dancing always comes AFTER toasting. 



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