Bible used by Lincoln and Obama goes on view in DC

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WASHINGTON — The small, red Bible used to swear in Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama will go on rare public display to mark the 200th anniversary of the 16th president's birth.

Beginning Thursday, the national Lincoln Bicentennial exhibit at the Library of Congress, "With Malice Toward None," will showcase the Bible, along with the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, what may be the original Gettysburg Address and even the grammar book Lincoln used to master English.

The three-month display is among dozens of events and exhibits in the nation's capital celebrating Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday...After the free exhibit closes in May, it will travel to The California Museum in Sacramento, Calif., and museums in Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Omaha, Neb., through 2011.

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