Barack Obama: A Photo HistoryThe candidate from his childhood years to the national stage
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January 20, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United Statesas the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States.