IMAGES: Tickets, Map Unveiled for Trump Inauguration

Inauguration planners unveiled the official tickets for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Thursday morning -- and none of them will be purple, a nod to a notorious 2009 snafu. About 3,000 people holding purple tickets got stuck on foot in the Interstate 395 tunnel when trying to attend President Barack Obama's first inauguration, causing many of them to miss the ceremony. The tunnel was later nicknamed the Purple Tunnel of Doom.

"No one's been courageous enough to use that color again, including me," quipped Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Each ticket to Trump's inauguration will be edged by one of seven colors to designate specific seating areas and suggested entrance points for those areas. The backs of the tickets will feature a map illustrating the color-coded seating areas.
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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
The backs of the tickets will feature a map illustrating the color-coded seating areas.
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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration will have more ceremony entrances than previous inaugurations, but attendees should be prepared to go through rigorous security, Blunt said.
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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Each ticket will be edged by one of seven colors -- light blue, dark blue, red, orange, yellow, green and gray -- to designate specific seating areas and suggested entrance points for those areas. The backs of the tickets will feature a map illustrating the color-coded seating areas.
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