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Malia Obama Celebrates 18th Birthday

Malia celebrated another milestone earlier this year—she graduated high school

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    President Obama capped off his Fourth of July celebrations by serenading his eldest daughter Malia. (Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016)

    Happy birthday Malia Obama!

    The eldest of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's two children and big sister to Sasha Obama officially became an adult and turned 18 on Monday, the Fourth of July.

    Malia was 10 years old when her father was elected U.S. leader for the first time in 2008. His second term ends next January, following the upcoming election in November. 

    Malia celebrated another milestone earlier this year—she graduated high school. Unlike many of her fellow graduates, she will not be starting college in the fall; The White House revealed a couple of months ago Malia plans to take a gap year. She has, however, been accepted to college—Harvard University, no less, and will begin her studies in fall of 2017.

    Getty Images; composite by NBC Washington

    Over the years, Malia has showcased poise and grace while appearing with her high-profile family in public, and like her mother, has also worn a variety of stylish looks.

    See photos of some of Malia's best styles.