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    25 Jul 2015

    Obama's around the world in 50 pictures Amazing travel album made up of one shot for every country he's visited as President (50 Pics)

    Barack Obama's current visit to his father's homeland of Kenya marks the 50th country he has traveled to as U.S. President.

    So, in celebration, Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer, has released 50 pictures of Obama during his state travels.

    The images - captured in each of the countries, from 2009 to 2015 - show the 53-year-old president engaging in an array of activities. 

    He beams barefoot in front of a gilded stupa in Burma, addresses U.S. troops in Camp Victory, Iraq, tours the Great Wall of China, visits Nelson Mandela's former prison cell in South Africa, and dances with his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a banquet in Oslo, Norway. 

    He also tours the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, visits Stonehenge in England, pulls faces with his youngest daughter, Sasha, on the roof of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow, Russia, and speaks with an animated Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, amid a mountain range.

    The photos were posted by Souza on the White House's official Medium.com channel. He wrote on the site that his images show only a glimpse of each country he visited with Obama, and that some of nations were 'more accommodating' to his photography than others.

    Obama was all smiles on Friday evening as he sat down for dinner with Kenyan relatives, including his step-grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, and his half-sister, Auma Obama, on his first visit to his ancestral home as President. He will travel to Ethiopa on Sunday. 
    2009 

    CANADA: President Barack Obama waves to onlookers from the Presidential limousine in Ottawa, Canada, during his first foreign trip as President on February 19, 2009. During the visit, he met with Governor General Michaëlle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper
    CZECH REPUBLIC: Obama is greeted by a large crowd after speaking in Hradcany Square in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 5, 2009


    TURKEY: Obama walks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Hagia Sofia to the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, on April 7, 2009


    IRAQ: Later that day, the now-53-year-old visited US troops at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Above, he is seen speaking to the soldiers


    TRINIDAD: This photo, taken by Pete Souza, shows performers at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on April 17, 2009


    EGYPT: Obama tours the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx in Egypt on June 4, 2009 - less than five months into his U.S. presidency


    FRANCE: The President and the First Family look out at the view from the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris on June 7, 2009


    RUSSIA: Obama pulls faces with his young daughter, Sasha, as they dine on the roof of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow on July 7, 2009


    ITALY: Obama causes those around him to break into smiles as he tours earthquake damage during the G8 summit in L'Aquila on July 8


    GHANA: The American Commander-in-Chief speaks to the crowd at the departure ceremony at Accra airport in Ghana on July 11, 2009


    SINGAPORE: Obama socializes at the APEC summit dinner in Singapore with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on November 14, 2009

    CHINA: Obama tours the Great Wall in Badaling, China, on November 18, 2009, just days after he attended the APEC Summit in Singapore


    NORWAY: The President and First Lady Michelle Obama dance during the Nobel Banquet at Oslo's Grand Hotel on December 10, 2009


    DENMARK: Obama meets with European leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 18, 2009


    2010



    INDIA: Obama is finally persuaded to join the First Lady on the dance floor at Holy Name High School in Mumbai on November 7, 2010


    INDONESIA: Obama tours the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, with his wife and Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub on November 10


    JAPAN: The President eats green tea-flavored ice cream during his visit to the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura on November 14, 2010

    PORTUGAL: Five days later, Obama participates in an arrival ceremony with President Cavaco Silva at Belém National Palace in Lisbon


    2011


    BRAZIL: Obama, his wife and his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, are pictured touring the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 19, 2011. The President and his family visited various landmarks and locations during the five-day Latin American trip


    CHILE: Obama is escorted along a red carpet to Air Force One at Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, on March 22, 2011


    EL SALVADOR: Obama visits the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador with Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas on March 22, 2011

    IRELAND: Obama, who is the 44th President of the United States, greets people on Main Street in Moneygall, Ireland, on May 23, 2011


    POLAND: The President shakes hands with veterans during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw on May 27, 2011


    2012


    KOREA: Obama uses binoculars to view the DMZ from Observation Post Ouellette at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea, on March 25, 2012


    COLOMBIA: Obama smiles as he greets a young girl at the Plaza de San Pedro during the Summit of the Americas, on April 15, 2012


    AFGHANISTAN: Obama boards Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan as he departs for Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2012


    MEXICO: Obama rests his foot on a stone wall as he talks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew at the Esperanza Resort - which is situated beside the ocean in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico - ahead the start of a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, on June 18, 2012


    THAILAND: This photo, captured by Souza, shows police officer at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 18


    BURMA: Obama grins as he stands barefoot - as required - in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma, on November 19, 2012


    CAMBODIA: The father-of-two bids farewell to those at Cambodia Departing Phnom Penh International Airport on November 20, 2012


    2013

    JERUSALEM: Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum on March 22, 2013, alongside (from left) Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, and Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate

    JORDAN: Obama looks up as he views the area near the Treasury during a tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, on March 23, 2013

    COSTA RICA: Obama and President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica participate in a cultural event at Casa Amarilla in San Jose on May 3


    SENEGAL: Obama and his wife look out the 'Door of No Return' at the Maison des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island on June 27, 2013


    SOUTH AFRICA: Obama and his family visit the prison cell of ex-South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on June 30, 2013


    TANZANIA: Obama watches performers on the tarmac before leaving Julius Nyerre International Airport in Dar es Salaam on July 2, 2013


    SWEDEN: The President (right) is seen visiting the Royal Palace with King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 5, 2013


    2014


    THE NETHERLANDS: Obama looks at Rembrandt's 'Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul' at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on March 24, 2014


    BELGIUM: The same month, the American leader meets with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and King Philippe in Waregem, Belgium


    VATICAN CITY: Obama is pictured bidding farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, on March 27, 2014


    SAUDI ARABIA: Obama meets with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Rawdat Khuraim on March 28


    MALAYSIA: In this photo captured by Souza, the chief official White House photographer, Obama, King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak participate in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square, Kuala Lumpur on April 26, 2014


    PHILIPPINES: Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2014


    ESTONIA: Obama speaks with Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, upon arrival at Tallinn Airport in Tallinn on September 3


    ENGLAND: The President and dad-of-two is seen taking a photo as he tours Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, on September 5, 2014


    AUSTRALIA: Obama beams as he cuddles a particularly camera-friendly koala ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane in November 2014


    2015 


    JAMAICA: Obama waves to crowds as a rainbow glistens in the sky at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on April 9, 2015


    PANAMA: The President slings his jacket over his shoulder as he tours the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks in Ancon on April 10, 2015.


    GERMANY: German chancellor Angela Merkel looks animated and holds her arms out as she speaks to Obama, who is sitting on a bench facing the Wetterstein mountains at Elmau Castle in Germany, in June 2015. This photo went viral sparked dozens of hilarious memes


    KENYA: This image was not featured in Souza's Medium.com post, which was published before Obama's 50th international visit - to his father's homeland of Kenya. Obama is seen hugging his half-sister, Auma, at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Friday

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