It is almost a year since Barack Obama was elected as the US president. His election - and the end of George Bush's tenure - was celebrated by many in the United States and around the world.
His message of change had struck a chord at home and abroad but the expectations he raised were high.
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds goes back to Chicago to the scene of that historic moment 12 months ago as Al Jazeera assesses the reality of the Obama presidency after the euphoria.
Source: Al Jazeera