The Obama Presidency in Photos

The president in action.

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President Barack Obama answers questions during a town hall to discuss job growth and small business lending in Nashua, N.H. on February 2.
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Barack Obama speaks to Republican lawmakers at the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore on January 29. House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Va., and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., listen in the background.
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During his holiday trip, President Barack Obama sought to reassure citizens about the recent air travel incident. He said, "We are doing everything in our power to keep you and your family safe and secure."
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Christmas came early for President Barack Obama. He and Vice President Joe Biden leave the podium in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, after the Senate passed the health care reform bill.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance during the 2009 Nobel Banquet in the Hall of Mirrors at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10.
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President Barack Obama looks at his Nobel Peace Prize medal for the first time at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10.
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President Barack Obama speaks with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his interpreter in the Oval Office of the White House Dec. 7. The two leaders were expected to discuss policy on the Middle East, the current situation in Iran, and the troop levels in the war in Afghanistan.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledge the audience at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 6 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
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President Obama greets worker during a shift change at the Nestle Purina Pet Food plant in Allentown, Pa., Friday, Dec. 4. The president kicked off the White House To Main Street Tour, part of his effort to revitalize the American economy.
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President Barack Obama is photographed as he meets with members of the audience after he made remarks at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, Pa., Friday, Dec. 4.
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President Barack Obama delivers a crucial speech at West Point Dec. 1, during which he outlined his plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan over the next six months, before transitioning forces out of the country beginning in 2011.
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President Barack Obama stands with First Lady Michelle Obama shortly before greeting Indian President Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the North Portico of the White House Nov. 24, as the Obamas host their first official State Dinner.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a laugh as they wait for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India's motorcade to depart the State Dinner at the White House, Nov. 24.
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President Barack Obama smiles while watching the entertainment at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, left, held inside a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, Nov. 24.
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President Barack Obama escorts Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India along the White House Colonnade to their meeting in the Oval Office, Nov. 24.
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President Obama tours the Great Wall at Badaling, northwest of Beijing, Nov. 18.
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