Houston's 61st Mayor: Annise Parker's Public Inauguration Ceremony

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While the inauguration wasn't without its low points (i.e., Fred Phelps and his merry band of morons with their hatemongering signs), the swearing in of Houston's 61st mayor - who is also the city's first gay mayor and the first Rice grad in office - went over without a hitch as excited onlookers cheered new mayor Annise Parker. PHOTOS BY DAN KRAMER