President Obama’s Second Term

President Barack Obama made history when he was re-elected to the presidency. Click to see great photos from his victory, inauguration and final term as the country's leader.

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During a Fourth of July celebration, President Barack Obama holds a baby as he greets military members and their families on the South Lawn of the White House.
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The president bounced a soccer ball on his head to demonstrate "the Soccket Ball," an energy initiative in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. An electric generator inside the ball creates battery power with kinetic energy.
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During his visit to Africa, President Obama tours Robben Island, a prison that held political prisoners including Nelson Mandela during the Apartheid-era on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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At Georgetown University, President Barack Obama wipes his face as he proposes steps to tackle climate change on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Among world leaders, president Barack Obama attend a G-8 summit session in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013. Click to take a look at President Obama's second term in photos.
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President Barack Obama and his family leave the Strathmore Music Center in Betheseda, Md., after Sasha Obama's dance recital on Sunday, Jun. 16, 2013.
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Indian Fever basketball head coach, Lin Dunn, gives President Barack Obama, a high-five during a ceremony honoring the WNBA Champions in the White House on Friday, Jun. 14, 2013. The Indian Fever won their first WNBA title by beating the Minnesota Lynx.
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President Barack Obama poses with the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh, at the White House on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013. The Ravens made him a personalized football jersey for the event.
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The president announces Samantha Power, left, to be his new UN Ambassador and Susan Rice, right, to be his next National Security Adviser at the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013. Rice will replace President Obama's current NSA adviser, Tom Donilon.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from the White House with their daughters Sasha Obama, second from left, and Malia Obama, right, on their way through Lafayette Park to St. John's Episcopal Church for Easter services, Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013, in Washington.
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Obama receives the Israeli Medal of Distinction from Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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Obama stops to look at the Treasury during his tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
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President Barack Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah II, participate in an arrival ceremony at the King's Palace in Amman, Jordan.
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Obama pauses after laying a wreath during his visit to the Hall of Remembrance at the Vad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.
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Obama is presented a gift by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, left, on Friday, Mar. 22, 2013, at the Church of the Nativity during his visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
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Obama looks into the crowd for a person yelling at him during his speech at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.
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Obama waves to media as he walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, as he arrives at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah during his trip to the Middle East.
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Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embrace at a joint press conference following a bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem.
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Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Shimon Peres, left, listen to the national anthem at Israel's Ben Gurion airport upon Obama's arrival. Obama arrived in Israel for the first time as US president, hoping to ease past tensions with his hosts and under pressure to narrow differences over handling Iran's nuclear threat.
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Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny hold up a bowl of Irish shamrocks during a St. Patrick's Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013.
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Obama greets first responders after speaking in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House to urge Congress to come up with an alternative plan to avert automatic spending cuts set to kick in on Mar. 1, 2013.
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President Barack Obama pause as he speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, Mar. 1, 2013, following a meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts.
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President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, members of women's organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, flashes a thumbs-up after signing the Violence Against Women Act.
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Obama looks at his supporters after speaking at the Organizing for Action dinner in Washington
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Obama greets his dog, Bo, outside the Oval Office of the White House.
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President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 10, 2013, as first lady Michelle Obama, holds the Robinson Family Bible.
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In the Blue Room of the White House, President Barack Obama hugs daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia watch after Obama was officially sworn in during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington.
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, hugs eight-year-old letter writer Grant Fritz during a news conference on proposals to reduce gun violence, a major initiative for his second term.
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President Barack Obama and his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, left, listen as the president's choice for CIA Director, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan speaks in the East Room of the White House.
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Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner listens at left while President Barack Obama pauses during his announcement in the East Room of the White House. The president said he will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Geithner.
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During a meeting of the U.S. Electoral College in the House of Representatives chamber, clerks unseal the certificates of results from all fifty states, on Capitol Hill. The constitutional formality affirmed President Barack Obama's re-election.
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President Obama announced that he is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an interagency task force in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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President Barack Obama pauses during a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012
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The President, has vowed to use "whatever power his office holds" to safeguard the nation's children.
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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he responds to the news of the Connecticut elementary school shooting, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012,
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The Oval Office has received its Christmas decoration makeover. President Obama makes a final inspection before 90,000 visitors come through the White House front doors for this holiday season.
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President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama share a moment as he pardons the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey, Cobbler. Cobbler and its companion, Gobbler, will spend the rest of their lives at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia.
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President Barack Obama, next to daughter Sasha, and first lady Michelle Obama hand out food at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, right, spends a little time out of his busy schedule to go shopping at a small bookstore. With his trusty Blackberry at hand, Obama checks things off his shopping list.
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President Barack Obama, right, returns a greeting to Bun Rany, wife of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, prior to a gala dinner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The country of Cambodia is part of Obama's Asia tour, which includes Burma and Thailand.
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President Barack Obama "douses eleven flames" as he tours the Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Yangon, Myanmar. This is the first visit to Myanmar by a sitting U.S. president.
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Suffering from jet lag, U.S. President Barack Obama lets out a yawn at the beginning of the East Asian Summit Plenary Session at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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President Barack Obama, left, smiles as he meets with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, right, during the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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President Barack Obama and Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, glance at Thai troops during a welcoming ceremony for President Obama, outside Government House.
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President Obama became the first president to visit the Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Weeks after his second term election, Obama met with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, offering a "hand of friendship" and a lasting U.S. commitment.
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President Barack Obama lays a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns during the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a resting place for the remains of unidentified soldiers and is dedicated to the common memories of all soldiers killed in combat.
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President Barack Obama jokingly mimicked Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" expression while greeting members of Fierce Five. Maroney's expression became an internet sensation when she was photographed giving a brief look of disappointment during her Olympic vault silver medal ceremony.
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While visiting a FEMA recovery center on Staten Island, President Obama hugged a woman effected by Hurricane Sandy.
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Along with New York City Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Sen. Charles Sschumer, the president also visited Cedar Grove Avenue, a street significantly impacted by the hurricane. While there, Obama hugged resident Debbie Ingenito.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) shook hands with President Obama during a meeting with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders. They met to discuss deficit reduction before the tax increases and automatic spending cuts that will go into affect in the new year.
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President Barack Obama made history on election night as he won a second term at the White House. Here, President Obama addresses journalists at his first press conference after election night.
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In this still image from a BarackObama.com campaign video, President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers in Chicago.
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President Barack Obama looks on as first lady Michelle Obama gives a thumbs up at his election night party in Chicago.
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President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, arrive at the election night party in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden celebrate after the election results declared Obama the winner.
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President Barack Obama wins a second term as the president of the United States. Here, he waves to his supporters at this election night party in Chicago.
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