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Barack Obama: A Photo History

The candidate from his childhood years to the national stage

Barack Obama Timeline: 1960's - Baseball Bat

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Barack Obama playing baseball circa the Sixties.

Barack Obama Timeline: 1960's - With Mother in HI

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1960s

Barack Obama photographed with his mother, Ann, during his childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Barack Obama Timeline: 1972 - Barack and father

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1972

Barack Obama pictured with his father, Barack Obama Sr., in the early 1970s.

Barack Obama Timeline: 1979 - Barack Basketball game

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1979

High school senior Obama takes a shot during a basketball game with his team from the Punahou School in 1979.

Barack Obama Timeline: 1980's - Grandparents

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1982

Obama receives a visit from his grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, in New York, where he was attending Columbia University in 1982.

Barack Obama Timeline: 1992- Wedding Day

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1992

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on their wedding day, October 18, 1992.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 4, 2004 - At Church

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April 4, 2004

Obama attends Palm Sunday Mass at St. Sabina's church where Archbishop Desmond Tutu was speaking to the congregation on April 4, 2004 in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: July 25, 2004 - Meet the Press

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July 25, 2004

Obama speaks with NBC News' Tim Russert on Meet the Press from the Democratic National Convention at Boston's Fleet Center on July 25, 2004.

Barack Obama Timeline: July 27, 2004 - keynote DNC

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July 27, 2004

Obama embraces his wife, Michelle, after delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004 in Boston.

Barack Obama Timeline: July 29, 2004 - DNC

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July 29, 2004

John Kerry speaks with Obama on July 29, 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston where Kerry accepted the party's nomination.

Barack Obama Timeline: October 21, 2004 - Alan Keyes

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October 21, 2004

Obama shakes hands with his Republican rival Alan Keyes prior to a debate on October 21, 2004 in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: November 2, 2004 - Hotel Room Election Night

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November 2, 2004

Obama awaits election returns with his wife and daughters on November 2, 2004 in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: November 2, 2004 - Defeated Alan Keyes

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November 2, 2004

Obama greets supporters after defeating Republican rival Alan Keyes on November 2, 2004 in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: August 4, 2004 - Bday Cake

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August 4, 2004

Obama celebrates his forty-third birthday with his family during a fundraiser on August 4, 2004 in Matteson, Illinois.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 3, 2005 - With Karl Rove

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January 3, 2005

Barack Obama greets Karl Rove during a meeting between new members of Congress and President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House on January 3, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 4, 2004 - with Cheney and family

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January 4, 2005

Obama with his wife, Michelle, Vice President Dick Cheney, and daughters Malia and Sasha during the reenactment of a swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill on January 4, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 11, 2005 - Joe Biden and Barack

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April 11, 2005

Senator Joseph Biden and Senator Obama confide during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: March 19, 2005 - NAACP Awards

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March 19, 2005

Julian Bond presents Obama with the Chairman's Award at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles.

Barack Obama Timeline: June 8, 2005 - with Amber Tamblyn and Mya - Rock the Vote

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June 8, 2005

Barack Obama poses with Amber Tamblyn and Mya at the 12th Annual Rock the Vote Awards held at the National Building Museum on June 8, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: October 12, 2005 - Baseball

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October 12, 2005

Obama throws the opening ball at Game Two of the American League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Angels and  Chicago White Sox on October 12, 2005 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: February 2, 2006 - Bono

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February 2, 2006

Bono and Obama talk at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on February 2, 2006.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 25, 2006 - with Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid

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April 25, 2006

Patrick Leahy, Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and Obama talk outside the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President George W. Bush on April 25, 2006 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 27, 2006 - George Clooney

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April 27, 2006

George Clooney and Obama arrive for the National Press Club Newsmaker's Program on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC, where they discussed the situation in Darfur.

Barack Obama Timeline: July 21, 2006 - New Orleans

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July 21, 2006

Obama tours New Orleans' heavily damaged Lakeview neighborhood July 21, 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.

Barack Obama Timeline: September 26, 2006 - with Bush

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September 26, 2006

Obama listens to George W. Bush speak before signing the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 on September 26, 2006 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: October 25, 2006 - Book release

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October 25, 2006

Obama speaks at a book-signing session on October 25, 2006 in San Rafael, California. Approximately 1,200 people packed the center's auditorium to have Obama sign copies of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 16, 2007 - posing with family

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January 26, 2007

Obama stops to pose with a family while walking to the Capitol building on January 16, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: February 1, 2007 - with Clinton in DC

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February 1, 2007

Hillary Clinton speaks on the passage of the minimum wage bill as Obama looks on at the U.S. Capitol on February 1, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama Timeline: February 10, 2007 - Obama Pictures

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February 10, 2007

Supporters hold pictures Obama during a rally in front of the old historic State Capitol building on February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois.

Barack Obama Timeline: February 11, 2007 - Iowa University

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February 11, 2007

Obama chats with Zoe Russell, Aida Villarreal-Licona and her sister Sophia during a press conference before for a campaign rally at Iowa State University on February 11, 2007 in Ames, Iowa.

Barack Obama Timeline: February 23, 2007 - Cowboy hat

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February 23, 2007

Obama wears a cowboy hat offered by a supporter after speaking at an outdoor rally on February 23, 2007 in Austin.

Barack Obama Timeline: March 4, 2007 - with Clintons

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March 4, 2007

Obama, Congressman John Lewis and Hillary and Bill Clinton march with a crowd to the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" Voting Rights march on March 4, 2007 in Selma, Alabama.

Barack Obama Timeline: March 4, 2007 - Crowd at Brown Chapel

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March 4, 2007

Obama addresses a crowd gathered for the commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights March at Brown Chapel AME Church on March 4, 2007 in Selma, Alabama.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 22, 2007 - Iowa Speech

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April 22, 2007

Obama speaks in front of the Old Capitol on the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on April 22, 2007 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Barack Obama Timeline: April 22, 2007 - with baby

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April 22, 2007

Barack Obama holds ten-month-old Claire Von Bergen while shaking hands with supporters after speaking on the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on April 22, 2007 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Barack Obama Timeline: July 4, 2007 - Front Porch Iowa

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July 4, 2007

Obama speaks from the front porch of a home on July 4, 2007 in Pella, Iowa.

Barack Obama Timeline: August 7, 2007 - Obama and Clinton Pres Forum

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August 7, 2007

Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton point up into the stands following a Presidential Forum hosted by the AFL-CIO on August 7, 2007 in Chicago.

Barack Obama Timeline: August 16, 2007 - Bumper Car

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August 16, 2007

Obama  drives a bumper car with his daughter Sasha at the Iowa State Fair on August 16, 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Barack Obama Timeline: August 25, 2007 - Shaking Hands

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August 25, 2007

Obama shakes hands after delivering a speech at the Miami Dade County Auditorium on August 25, 2007 in Miami.

Barack Obama Timeline: November 15, 2007 - UNLV Pres Debate

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November 15, 2007

Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton and Obama speak during a Democratic presidential debate at UNLV sponsored by CNN on November 15, 2007 in Las Vegas.

Barack Obama Timeline: December 9, 2007 - Oprah

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December 9, 2007

Obama waves to the crowd while Oprah Winfrey and his wife Michelle look on at a campaign event on December 9, 2007 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Barack Obama Timeline: December 10, 2007- Peace Sign

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December 10, 2007

Obama speaks at a fundrasier at the Gibson Amphitheatre on the Universal City Walk in Los Angeles on December 10, 2007.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 7, 2008 - Coffee Shop

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January 7, 2008

Obama squeezes honey into his tea while talking with John Taylor of Wilmot, New Hampsire, at Jack's Coffee on January 7, 2008 in New London, New Hampshire.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 8, 2008 - Doughnut Shopping

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January 8, 2008

Obama stops to buy doughnuts for campaign volunteers at a on January 8, 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 13, 2008 - Church

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January 13, 2008

Obama speaks at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ church on January 13, 2008 in Las Vegas.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 14, 2008 - Campaign Rally Giant Flag

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January 14, 2008

Obama attends a campaign rally on January 14, 2008 in Reno, Nevada.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 21, 2008 - Barack Pointing

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January 21, 2008

Obama interacts with the audience following a debate at the Palace Theatre on January 21, 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 21, 2008 - Debate with Edwards and Clinton

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January 21, 2008

Hillary Clinton, Obama and John Edwards stand before the start of a debate at the Palace Theatre on January 21, 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 21, 2008 - Debating with Clinton

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January 21, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Obama engage in a heated debate at the Palace Theatre on January 21, 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Barack Obama Timeline: January 22, 2008 - Usher, Chris Tucker

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January 22, 2008

Obama stands with Usher, Kerry Washington, Rep. Bakari T. Sellers and Chris Tucker at a campaign event at South Carolina State University on January 22, 2008.

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