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President Barack Obama: An Inside Look at His First Term

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton President Barack Obama State Department headquarters

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her first full day on the job, stands next to President Barack Obama at the State Department's headquarters.

President Barack Obama Guantanamo Bay Cuba Oval Office White House

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January 22nd, 2009

President Barack Obama signs an executive order to close the "War on Terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a ceremony in the Oval Office.

President Barack Obama Air Force One

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February 5th, 2009

President Barack Obama takes a question from the press shortly after boarding Air Force One for his first flight on the presidential aircraft.

President Barack Obama Congress House Chamber

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February 24th, 2009

President Barack Obama waves after his address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Governor Ed Rendell President Barack ObamaGovernor Arnold Schwarzenegger Roosevelt Room White House

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March 3rd, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, President Barack Obama and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attend a brief press conference in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

President Barack Obama White House Easter Egg Sasha Malia

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April 13th, 2009

President Barack Obama checks to see if everyone is ready at the start of the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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May 4th, 2009

President Barack Obama holds a football during a briefing in preparation for a meeting with Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

President Barack Obama Comedian Wanda Sykes White House

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May 9th, 2009

President Barack Obama reacts to the comedy of Wanda Sykes as she entertains the crowd during the annual White House Correspondents' Association gala dinner.

President Barack Obama Buchenwald concentration camp Weimar Germany

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June 5th, 2009

President Barack Obama lays down a white rose on a memorial board at the former Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany.

President Barack Obama White House Oval Office Joe Biden Frank Kameny

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June 17th, 2009

President Barack Obama shakes hands with gay rights activist Frank Kameny in the Oval Office after signing a memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination.

President Barack Obama Kotoka International Airport Accra Ghana.

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July 11th, 2009

President Barack Obama speaks to the crowd at the departure ceremony at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. 

President Barack Obama Baseball Busch Stadium St. Louis Missouri

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July 14th, 2009

President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch before the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  

President Barack Obama Kroger's Supermarket Bristol Virginia

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July 29th, 2009

President Barack Obama eats a nectarine following a town hall meeting at Kroger's Supermarket in Bristol, Virginia. 

President Barack Obama White House Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins

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September 10th, 2009

President Barack Obama holds the Stanley Cup as he poses for photographs with members of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House in Washington, D.C. 

President Barack Obama Rose Garden White House Nobel Peace Prize

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October 9th, 2009

President Barack Obama speaks from the Rose Garden of the White House after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Washington, D.C. 

President Barack Obama Viers Mill Elementary School Silver Spring Maryland.

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October 19th, 2009

President Barack Obama speaks to third and fourth graders during their lunch period at Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

President Barack Obama White House Baby Emmett Beliveau Oval Office

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October 30th, 2009

President Barack Obama plays with the daughter of Emmett Beliveau, the director of advance, in the Outer Oval Office in Washington, D.C. 

President Barack Obama President Hamid Karzai Afghanistan Oval Office White House

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November 2nd, 2009

President Barack Obama talks with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan during a phone call from the Oval Office.

President Barack Obama President Hu Jintao Great Hall of the People in Beijing China

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November 17th, 2009

President Barack Obama inspects a guard of honor along with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

President Barack Obama Daughter Sasha Turkey Thanksgiving White House

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November 25th, 2009

President Barack Obama pats a turkey named "Courage" as daughter Sasha looks on during an event to pardon the 20-week-old, 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House. 

President Barack Obama Bill Clinton George W. Bush Rose Garden Haiti Washington DC

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January 16th, 2010

President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former President George W. Bush walk to the Rose Garden to speak about relief for Haiti.

Kobe Bryant President Barack Obama National Basketball Association Washington DC

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January 25th, 2010

Kobe Bryant presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during an event with the National Basketball Association.

President Barack Obama Congress State of the Union address Washington DC

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January 27th, 2010

President Barack Obama waves to the floor before speaking to both houses of Congress at his first State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol.

President Barack Obama Port Fourchon Charlotte Randolph Louisiana Oil Spill

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May 28th, 2010

President Barack Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. 

President Barack Obama Rose Garden White House Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen Vice President Joseph Biden Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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June 23rd, 2010

President Barack Obama makes a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, Vice President Joseph Biden, Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listen.  

President Barack Obama Independence Day South Lawn White House

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July 4th, 2010

President Barack Obama greets military families gathered for Independence Day festivities on the South Lawn of the White House.

President Barack Obama congress Native American leaders Tribal Law and Order Act East Room White House

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July 29th, 2010

President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress and Native American leaders, signs the Tribal Law and Order Act during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House.

President Barack Obama first lady Michelle Obama miniature golf daughter Sasha Pirate's Island Panama City Beach Florida

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August 14th, 2010

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama play miniature golf with daughter Sasha at Pirate's Island Miniature Golf in Panama City Beach, Florida. 

President Barack Obama community service Ronald H. Brown Middle School Washington DC

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September 11th, 2010

President Barack Obama participates in a service project at Ronald H. Brown Middle School in Washington, D.C.