US President Barack Obama stands with an actor portraying former US President Abraham Lincoln during the grand reopening celebration of Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, February 11, 2009. The theatre, site of the assassination in 1865, is being unveiled after an 18-month, 25 million USD renovation and timed to coincide with the bicentennial of the former US president's birth. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

--Michael Crowley