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In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Prince Philip ahead of a state banquet in Buckingham Palace, London. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99.

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Former US President Barack Obama greets Vice President-elect Kamala Harris ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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A situation out of an eyebrow-raising Hollywood script: A young man, stuck in a foreign land during a great crisis, is sheltered in the home of his girlfriend, who is the daughter of a famous man, dauntingly intelligent, articulate, charming, also one of the world’s most powerful in the recent past. But Barack Obama, who slipped through this delicious bit in a podcast promoting his bestselling memoir, Promised Land, is also the coolest chief executive in modern history. Rory Farquharson—Briton, Malia Obama’s beau and fellow student at Harvard found refuge with the Obamas when “he was sort of stuck because there was a whole visa thing” and spent the pandemic’s quarantine months with the former first family. Card games, arts and craft projects, excitement and boredom followed. “I didn’t want to like him,” says Obama with a toothy grin. “But he’s a good kid.”

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and former President Barack Obama, left, on stage together waving to the audience at a rally at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia.

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“There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window.” So said Michelle Obama, with that forceful candour that makes her podcast justifiably influential—whether on race, depression and mental health or the choice for the next US president. Here, she was talking on marriages, exhorting young couples to hang on in the tough, intense difficult periods that’d inevitably rear their dispiriting heads. If she’d walked out during those tough times, she “would have missed all the beauty that was there as well”. Twice-told advice on seriousness, commitment and honesty was repeated and rang as true as ever. For when you’ve turned coiled rage into a warm embrace leaking matured love, you’ve gained the right to an audience.

In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

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In this image from video provided by My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The Obama Foundation, former President Barack Obama speaks during virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

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In this file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 44th US President Barack Obama accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama wave at media personnel upon their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 44th US President Barack Obama accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama wave at media personnel upon their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi.

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Former president Barack Obama talks during a panel with NBA players Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Giannis Antetokounmpo and sports analyst Michael Wilbon in Chicago.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle participate in a community services event during the sidelines of the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The former president and first lady along with actress Julia Roberts attended the inaugural Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific organized by the Obama Foundation.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks with Obama Foundation fellows and actress, model, and activist Yara Shahidi during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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Former US President Barack Obama speaks with actress, model, and activist Yara Shahidi during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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In this combo photo, (L) May 1, 2011 file image, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House; and (R) President Donald Trump in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington monitoring developments as in the U.S. Special Operations forces raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 28, 2019. Both the photos draw comparisons between the two presidents as they capture their vastly different styles.

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US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, stand at the end of a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, in Washington.

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President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush greets President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter during a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, in Washington.

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President George W. Bush greets President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter during a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, in Washington.

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From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listen during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, for former President George H.W. Bush.

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Former US President Barack Obama smiles as he greets Democratic volunteers in a surprise appearance in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

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Former US President Barack Obama, right, greets Democratic supporters at Genesis Convention Center, in Gary, Ind. Obama rallied Democrats on behalf of Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who faces a stiff challenge from Republican businessman Mike Braun.

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Former President Barack Obama, center, raises arms with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, during a campaign rally in Miami.

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Former President Barack Obama, left, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray at a campaign rally, in Cleveland. Former President Barack Obama was in closely divided Ohio to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, running mate Betty Sutton, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the party's statewide slate.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

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Former US President Barack Obama, centre, poses for a photo with his step Grandmother Sarah, centre right his half sister Auma, third right, along with children and officials, during an event in Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya. Obama is in Kenya to launch a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks to Obama Foundation Fellows gathered at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago.

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She was the first lady to the 41st president of the US and mother of the 43rd. As such, the fun­eral of the recently dep­arted Barbara Bush was a congregation of former power. Alongside the grieving George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton with their wives. Not only a ple­asing picture, it also ­presented a Democrat-Republican bipartisanship sorely missing from Washington politics of the day.

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In this photo provided by the Office of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, shows Bush, front center, and past presidents and first ladies Laura Bush, from left, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump in a group photo at the funeral service for first lady Barbara Bush, in Houston.

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Former President Barack Obama, left, speaks at the unveiling ceremony for the Obama's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, in Washington. Obama's portrait was painted by Artist Kehinde Wiley.

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Former President Barack Obama, right, and Artist Kehinde Wiley, left, unveil Obama's official portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, in Washington.

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Barack Obama’s successful visit to India signalled growing US-India ties on various levels. His—and his wife Michelle’s—easy grace and personal charm were on display too. Chief guest at the 2015 ceremony, the Obamas look completely at ease in the company of PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shares a laugh with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel after Emanuel introduced Obama at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. The conference comes after President Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris agreement.

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Former U.S. President Obama pauses as he gives a speech, in Paris. Former U.S. President Barack Obama is ending a five-day international trip in Paris, where he is lunching with French President Emmanuel Macron and scheduled to give a speech to business leaders.

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with former US president Barack Obama, in New Delhi.

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Former US President Barack Obama at the HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former US President Barack Obama, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former US President Barack Obama, in New Delhi.

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Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gather on stage during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush, center, speaks as fellow former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter look on during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas.

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Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gather on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas.

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Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter place their hands on their chest for the national anthem on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas. All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Former President Barack Obama, left, laughs with Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam during a rally in Richmond, Virginia.

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Even when they were scribbling away at the Oval Office, they had, along with global hotspots, an eye on fitness: hard biking (Bush), basketball (Obama) and golf (Cli­n­ton). The trio met in bonhomie, where jokes sizzled and smiles flashed, at the Pre­sident’s Cup golf tournament in Jersey City. The one man absent: Donald Trump. Thank God.

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Former U.S. Presidents, from left, Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton greet spectators on the first tee before the first round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, center, waves as he walks with his wife Michelle, left, and daughter Malia, rear, upon arrival for a tour at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Obama and his family wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, his wife Michelle, rear left, and daughter Sasha, right, raft on the Ayung River in Badung, on Bali island, Indonesia. Obama and his family arrived last week on the resort island for a vacation in the country where he lived for several years as a child.

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Former President Barack Obama, center, is presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award by former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, as former first lady Michelle Obama, right, looks on during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston.

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Former President Barack Obama waves as he leaves at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center, in Chicago. The Obama Foundation unveiled plans for the former president's lakefront presidential center, showcasing renderings and a model at an event where former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were expected to give more details.

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Former President Barack Obama, center, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. From left are, Kelsey McClear, Loyola University; Ramuel Figueroa, Roosevelt University; Tiffany Brown a pharmacist; Obama, Max Freedman, University of Chicago; Ayanna Watkins, Kenwood High School; and Harish Patel, New America.

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Impersonators of U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former U.S. President Barack Obama, from left to right, Dennis Alan, Howard and Reggie Brown, wave on a street in an event to promote the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, in Hong Kong.

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He left the White House in charge of a trumpet and exchanged Air Force One for a kiteboard without batting an eye. That’s how cool Barack Obama is. At the Virgin Islands, Obama ceded aquatic control to billionaire Richard Branson.

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In this recent but undated photo made available by Virgin.com, former U.S President Barack Obama, jokes with Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, during his stay on Moskito Island, British Virgin Islands. The former president and his wife stayed on Mosikto Island owned by Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, after he finished his second term as President and left the White House.

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Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

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President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump's motorcade drives down Pennsylvania Avenue for the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after Trump was inaugurated.

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President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama talk, as they pause on the steps of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as the Obama's depart, in Washington.

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President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony at the Capitol, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama walks away from the podium at the conclusion of his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the white House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama helps paint a mural of Martin Luther King Jr., in the community room of the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington. The mural,"Wall of Hope" was created by artist Omatayo Akinbolajo and features a painting of Martin Luther King Jr.

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President Barack Obama talks with kids as he visits with them as they play on the "Malia and Sasha's Castle," the playground that the Obamas donated to the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama holds up a 'W' flag signed by the Cubs during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion baseball team. On the far left are Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts, and manager Joe Maddon.

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President Barack Obama presents Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

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First lady Michelle Obama hugs President Barack Obama after his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama points as he is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and his daughter Malia Obama after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, giving his presidential farewell address.

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President Barack Obama waves as he is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, his daughter Malia Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama walks out of the White House, with members of his staff, and towards the Blair House, which is across the street, for an interview with Vox's Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff, to discuss Affordable Care Act, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama meets with Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives on Capitol in Washington, to meet with House and Senate Democratic leaders. Walking with him is Rep. Federica Wilson, D-Fla., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. Obama is at the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul.

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President Barack Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, speaks during an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a reception to honor recipients of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and some relatives serve Thanksgiving meals to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks, pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor Tom Hanks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor, comedian, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Diana Ross during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Melinda Gates, left, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bill Gates, center, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 21 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award, including giants of the entertainment industry, sports legends, activists and innovators.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a meeting of the government heads of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Britain with U.S. President Obama in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.

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President Barack Obama speaks during the 63rd National Veterans Day Observance ceremony, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington.

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Traditional Russian wooden dolls called Matreska depict US presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and US presidential candidate Donald Trump displayed in a shop in Moscow, Russia.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, left, President Barack Obama, second from left, Chelsea Clinton, second from right, and former President Bill Clinton, right, after speaking at a rally at Independence Mall, in Philadelphia.

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President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton acknowledge the crowd during a campaign event at Independence Mall, in Philadelphia.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Florida International University Arena, in Miami.

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President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama dance to the beat of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at they welcome children from Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the White House, in Washington.

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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand treats as they welcome children from Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama, left, and host Jimmy Kimmel during the taping of the television show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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US President Barack Obama speaks at a rally, in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama was in Nevada to boost Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and help Democrats in their bid to retake control of the Senate.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo as they greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House, in Washington.

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at the Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for the Ohio Democratic Party and for the Senate bid for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama reacts to a child as he greets supporters at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Greensboro, N.C..

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Clay miniatures of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and U.S. President Barack Obama are displayed for sale at a shop in Barcelona, Spain.The miniatures called “Caganer”, depict a person defecating, and traditionally symbolizes fertilization and a source of luck and prosperity in the new year.

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A steel figure of U.S. President Barack Obama made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

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Brian Cladoosby President of National Congress of American Indians, places a ceremonial hat on President Barack Obama at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, at the Mellon Auditorium, in Washington.

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