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55 Glorious Photographs Of The Most Treasured American President

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama II who served as the 44th president of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017 was the first African-American to have been elected as the President. He was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham. It is needless to say that he is the most beloved American President and not just him, his family comprising his wife, Michelle and two daughters, Malia and Shasha too. When he was in power, he had accomplished some major targets that changed the face of America, forever. A few of them are: Ended the War in Iraq, Eliminated Osama Bin Laden, Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, Reversed Bush Torture Policies, Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Helped South Sudan Declare Independence. I'm sure the world can't thank him enough for what he has done. Here are 55 pictures of Barack Obama that narrate his life: 

Obama riding his tricycle as a kid in Hawaii.

An undated photograph of a young Barack, provided by his half sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Barack playing on a beach with his maternal grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham.

Obama with his mother, Ann Dunham.

Barack's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, stepsister Maya, his mom and himself at their home in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Barack with his grandfather, mother and stepsister in Hawaii in the early 1970s.

Barack Obama Sr. during his only visit to his son in Hawaii, while he was growing up. 

Obama's 1969 class photograph.

A class photo of Obama with his classmates in 1970. 

Picture shows Obama escorting Laura Kong during the graduation ceremony at Punahou School in May 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Barack playing basketball for Punahou School basketball team, Hawaii, 1979.

Obama spending his teens in Hawaii. 

Barack with one of his school teachers. 

Obama's high school photograph when he studied at Punahou School in Hawaii. 

Barack with his basketball team-mates, representing the Punahou School basketball team.

Picture taken in 1979.

Obama in the annual Harvard Law Review class photo in 1991. He was also nominated as president of the Law Review the same year. 

After being named as the head of the Harvard Law Review in 1990.

Around the Harvard Law School campus. 

Keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004, Boston.

As the Illinois State Senate back in January 2000, Barack Obama, lobbying for his bipartisan bill to repeal the death penalty in Illinois.

Then-candidate for the Senate, Obama waits for election results to come in on November 2, 2004, in Chicago, with his wife and daughters. 

Obama holding Malia and Michelle, Sasha, as they celebrate his victory on November 2, 2004. 

Barack kisses Michelle during their tour of Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August 2007.

Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, thanks supporters  on Jan. 3, 2008 in Des Moines.

 Barack Obama during "Clinton Halloween Party" skit for "Saturday Night Live," November 2007 with, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. 

Mr Obama arrives at a rally at the Summit High School May 10, 2008, in Bend, Oregon.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Barack Obama at the Chancellery on July 24, 2008, in Berlin.

Obama makes his presidential acceptance speech in Chicago on November 4, 2008, after being selected as the democratic president-elect. 

At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn in April 2009, with a costumed Easter Bunny.

Then President and First Lady tour through the Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi, India on November 7, 2010.

With the then Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team in the Situation Room of the White House May 1, 2011, receiving updates on the mission against Osama Bin Laden.

Greeting military personnel who had returned from Afghanistan at Fort Campbell, Ky., on May 6, 2011, after successfully killing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

With the then First Lady at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala on Sept. 14, 2011.

Celebrating his re-selection on Nov. 6, 2012 in Chicago with Joe Bidden, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama. 

A happy Obama, post delivering his acceptance speech in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

With the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 14, 2014.

On Dec. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C., with bags of toys. 

In the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 with his family. 

During the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Gala on April 25, 2015.

Barack and Michelle fooling around during the Let's Move! event with Girl Scouts on the South Lawn of the White House on June 30, 2015. 

Pope Francis being escorted by Mr Obama, in Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Obama poses for a selfie with the U.S. women’s national soccer team during an event at the White House on Oct. 27, 2015.

After signing the bipartisan budget bill 2015 into law in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 2, 2015.

Obama and family serving Thanksgiving meals to homeless and at-risk veterans at Friendship Place on Nov. 25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Obama talks about the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook at the White House on Jan. 5, with tears of grief rolling down his eyes!

During the ASEAN and East Asia Summit Leaders dinner in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 21, 2015.

At the Mid-Pacific Country Club golf course Dec. 28, 2015 in Kailua, Hawaii.

Holding a Golden State Warriors basketball jersey during an event with the NBA champions in the East Room on Feb. 4, 2016.

During an entrepreneurship panel discussion in Havana, on March 21, 2016. 

At the state dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner on March 23, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"Where the Wild Things Are", read by Michelle and Barack, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on March 28, 2016. 

At the White House Science Fair on April 13, 2016.