PHOTOS: Malia Obama Through the Years

Malia Obama has grown up before our eyes! President Barack Obama's older daughter turned 18 on July 4 and graduated from high school in June. Malia earned her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School in Upper Northwest D.C. She was just 10 years old and hoping for a promised puppy when her family moved into the White House.

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President Obama hugs his daughter Malia at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Obama and Malia walk toward toward Marine One while departing the White House April 7, 2016. Obama was scheduled to speak at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was expected to urge Senate Republicans to hold hearings on his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Taking shelter from the pouring rain under umbrellas, Malia and her family took a walking tour of historic Old Havana neighborhood March 20, 2016 during a visit to Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Malia, 17, (L) enjoyed a treat at Adams Morgan's Pleasant Pops when she and Sasha visited with their father during Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Malia has traveled to Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean with her parents, and taken a school trip to Mexico, as the AP reports. She's met celebrities and high-powered people, including the pope. Here, she and Sasha (L) leave Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron on June 16, 2015 in London. The sisters traveled to London with their mother and grandmother. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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The first family gave Thanksgiving food to the needy at Bread for the City the day before Thanksgiving 2014 in Washington, D.C. The family distributes food at Thanksgiving each year. (Photo by Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)
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In March 2014, the girls traveled to China with their mother, Here, First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo by Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Obama and 15-year-old Malia took in a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins, Nov. 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. Malia's uncle, Craig Robinson, was the Beavers' coach at the time. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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President Obama and 14-year-old Malia waved to crowds after Obama accepted the presidential nomination on the final day of 2012's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Sept. 6, 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Obama shared a laugh with Michelle and Malia as the U.S. and Brazil played a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at D.C.'s Verizon Center, July 16, 2012, a little more than a week after Malia turned 14. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Someone's growing up! Thirteen-year-old Malia and 10-year-old Sasha posed for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)
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President Obama and 13-year-old Malia took a spin on a bike path while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 23, 2011. The family often vacations there, and family bike rides are a frequent pastime. (Photo by Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images)
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The girls joined in during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 25, 2011. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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No awkward phase to see here, folks. Even with braces, 12-year-old Malia demonstrated dazzling style. Here, the family attends a Christmas In Washington celebration at the National Building Museum, Dec. 12, 2010. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Obama paused to give his daughter a quick hug as the family honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by serving meals to the needy at a facility Jan. 18, 2010. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters read Christmas stories to children at the Children's National Medical Center, Dec. 22, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Malia Obama (2nd R) patted a turkey named "Courage" as her sister Sasha (C) and Walter Pelletier (L), Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, looked on during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House on the day before Thanksgiving 2009. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The first family posed for this portrait by Annie Leibovitz, taking in the Green Room of the White House Sept. 1, 2009. (Photo by Annie Leibovitz/White House via Getty Images)
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The Obama family attended a morning service at St. John's Episcopal Church, Oct. 11, 2009, a day that thousands of gay rights activists marched in Washington to push for Obama to keep his promises to advance gay civil rights. Over the years, Obama has evolved his opinion on gay marriage, later citing, in part, his daughters' generation's view. "To Malia and Sasha and their friends, discrimination in any form against anyone doesn't make sense," he said in 2015, NBC News reported. "It doesn't dawn on them that friends who are gay or friends' parents who are same-sex couples should be treated differently than anyone else. That's powerful." (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Obama family hosted a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House, June 25, 2009. In a celebration of the president's home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts; the meal was prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama had promised his daughters a dog during the campaign -- and yes, he delivered. The family welcomed a Portuguese water dog named Bo, a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy. The breed is considered a good option for kids such as Malia, who have allergies. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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In brightly colored coats, 10-year-old Malia and her little sister watched as their dad was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Chuck Kennedy-Pool/Getty Images)
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Malia proudly placed her hand over her heart during the We Are The Future kids' ball with her mother and Jill Biden on Jan. 19, 2009, the day before she would see her dad sworn into office. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Malia Obama, 10, got to attend the We Are One: Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18, 2009 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event included a diverse array of talent featuring both musical performances and historical readings and, of course, an appearance by then-President-elect Barack Obama. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Obamas relaxed on a family vacation to Hawaii in December 2008. (Photo by Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)
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President-elect Obama stopped to hug Malia after giving his victory speech during an election night gathering in Grant Park, Nov. 4, 2008 in Chicago. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Three days before the 2008 election, Malia and Sasha greeted their dad after he exited his plane at Pueblo Memorial Airport in Pueblo, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Michelle, Sasha, then 7, and Malia, then 10, took the stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Aug. 25, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama listen to Barack Obama give a Father's Day speech at Apostolic Church of God, June 15, 2008 in Chicago. Obama spoke about the importance of fathers being involved in the raising of their children. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Whoever said the campaign trail is all work? Malia Obama (L), then 9, got to take a spin on a ride with her father during his presidential campaign when they stopped at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 16, 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Malia and Sasha donned cute dresses with matching white tights and black patent leather shoes as their dad posed for photos with Michelle and Vice President Dick Cheney during the reenactment of a swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill, Jan. 4, 2005 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The family celebrates Barack Obama's Senate win. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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The Obama family celebrates Barack's victory for U.S. Senate, Nov. 2, 2004 in Chicago. Four years later, another election night would prove to be even more memorable. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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The Obamas cuddled 3-year-old Sasha and 6-year-old Malia as they waited in a hotel room for election returns Nov. 2, 2004 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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In 2004, six-year-old Malia Obama "helped" her dad -- back then a candidate for U.S. Senate -- blow out candles on his birthday cake. At the time, Barack Obama represented Illinois' 13th Senate District on Chicago's South Side. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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