Through the Years: The Obama Presidency

Former President Barack Obama turned 57 on Aug. 4, 2018. He was a good sport about aging while in office. "Michelle has not aged a day. The only way you can date her in photos is by looking at me," he joked during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in May 2016. Take a look at images throughout his presidency.

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Barack Obama 2008 (L) - 2016 (R)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Comander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center January 21, 2013, in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn-in for his second term of office earlier in the day.
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Barack H. Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States as on the West Front of the Capitol as his wife Michelle looks on January 20, 2009, in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States.
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Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown embraces U.S. President Barack Obama during an interfaith memorial service, honoring five slain police officers, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on July 12, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. A sniper opened fire following a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas killing five police officers and injuring 12 others.
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the location of the Stanley Cup as he welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016, in Washington, DC. This is Trudeau's first trip to Washington since becoming Prime Minister.
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In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), U.S. President Barack Obama attends the funeral of Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl Cemetery on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended tthe state funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, in Jerusalem on Friday, after thousands of Israelis paid their last respects to the elder statesman who died on Wednesday.
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With tears running down his cheeks, U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and about his efforts to increase federal gun control in the East Room of the White House January 5, 2016, in Washington, DC. Without approval from Congress, Obama is sidestepping the legislative process with executive actions to expand background checks for some firearm purchases and step up federal enforcement of existing gun laws.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands for the cameras before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters September 28, 2015, in New York City.
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US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013, in Berlin, Germany. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech at the Brandenburg Gate is to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: "Ich bin ein Berliner"..
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, flanked by Daphnye Shell of Peggs, Oklahoma, and Kennedi Pridget of Maryland, participate in a campfire songs session with fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout June 30, 2015, at South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.
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The presidents translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities.
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In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden share a laugh as the US Senior Men's National Team and Brazil play during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012, in Washington, DC.
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U.S. President Barack Obama fist-bumps middle-school student Adrianna Mitchell while participating in an "Hour of Code" event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House on December 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. The event is in honor of Computer Science Education Week.
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US President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev eat cheeseburgers at Ray's Hell Burger June 24, 2010, in Arlington, Virginia. The two leaders met briefly in the Oval Office earlier and later held a press conference.
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U.S. President Barack Obama pets his dog Bo outside the Oval Office of the White House March 15, 2012, in Washington, DC.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a State Banquet in Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011, in London, England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle are in the UK for a two day State Visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
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U.S President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama dance on stage during MTV & ServiceNation: Live From The Youth Inaugural Ball at the Hilton Washington on January 20, 2009, in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US.
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014, in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series.
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In this handout provide by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shortly after she was confirmed and sworn, in the Oval Office of the White House on January 21, 2009, in Washington, DC.
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Barack Obama, 47, speaks on day four of the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 28, 2008, in Denver, Colorado.
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Obama, 48, speaks to the issue of "death panels" during a health care town hall meeting on Aug. 15, 2009, in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Obama, 49, and daughter, Sasha, swim at Alligator Point, Aug. 14, 2010, in Panama City Beach, Florida.
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Obama, 50, greets guests of honor during the 93rd American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Aug. 30, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Michelle Obama, left, and Barack Obama, 51, hug after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 15, 2012.
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Obama, 52, talks on the phone with Speaker of the House John Boehner as Vice President Joe Biden listens in the Oval Office of the White House on Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
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Obama, 53, and his daughter, Malia, walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 19, 2014.
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Obama, 53, pictured during an episode of "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" on Aug. 31, 2015.
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Obama, three days before his 55th birthday, waves to guests as he crosses the South Lawn on his way to boarding Marine One and departing the White House on Aug. 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
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Barack Obama waves to the crowd as former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush look on during Thursday foursomes matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on Sept. 28, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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