Obama’s Africa Trip

President Barack Obama has begun a week-long trip to three African countries — Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Click to see the highlights from Obama's first extended trip to the continent as president.

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President Barack Obama waves at the audience after delivering a speech on US - African relations and the younger generation at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town on June 30, 2013. The visit comes as beloved former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela lies very ill in a Johannesburg. Click through for more images of Obama's visit to Africa.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, with Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, left, visits with a student at the Demond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa.
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President Back Obama looks around Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. This was Former South African president Nelson Mandela's cell, where he spent 18-years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government.
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From left, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Ahmed Kathrada former prisoner with Nelson Mandela guiding the tour, U.S. President Back Obama, Marian Robinson and Leslie Robinson, look out over the courtyard of the prison on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks and takes questions at a town hall meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus in South Africa, Saturday June 29, 2013.
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks and takes questions at a town hall meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus, South Africa, Saturday June 29, 2013.
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A secret service man shout out of a car of the convoy of United States President Barack Obama to stop spectators to take photos as the President arrives at the university in Soweto near the university in Soweto, Saturday June 29, 2013.
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Police disperse protesters gathered outside Johannesburg University in Soweto in advance of President Obama'smeeting with students later today on June 29, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Protesters gather outside Johannesburg University in Soweto in advance of President Obama'smeeting with students later today on June 29, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma during a meeting at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 29, 2013.
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South African President Jacob Zuma (2ndR) and his wife, Thobeka Madiba-Zuma (R) wave alongside US President Barack Obama (2nd L) and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 29, 2013.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks to Air Force One during a departure ceremony with Senegalese President Macky Sall on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Dakar, Senegal. Obama is visiting Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania on a week long trip.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base June 28, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. This is Obama's first official visit to South Africa, where is schedule to hold bilaterial meetings with President Jacob Zuma, host a town hall meeting with students in Soweto Township and visit Robben Island.
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Salif Romano Niang, co-founder of Malo, a company that helps farmers earn a living wage shows President Barack Obama a crop of his rice on June 28, in Dakar, Senegal. Early Thursday, Obama started his first major tour of Africa, which also includes visits to South Africa and Tanzania.
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President Obama speaks on June 28, with the head of the Senegalese Federation of Corn Producers, Nimna Diayte (2nd R), before USAID administrator Raj Shah (L) during an event on food security in Dakar.
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President Obama takes a tour during a food security expo on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Dakar, Senegal. Obama met with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose new methods and technologies are improving the lives of smallholder farmers throughout West Africa.
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President Obama speaks on June 28, 2013 before USAID administrator Raj Shah (R) during an event on food security in Dakar. Obama is heading to South Africa from Senegal as part of his African tour, where Nelson Mandela's daughter says he might visit Mandela if doctors approve.
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President Obama toasts with Senegal President Macky Sall during an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar on June 27, 2013.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One to depart for South Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, June 28, 2013.
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People burn the US flag as they protest on Friday, June 28, 2013 outside the US embassy in Pretoria against the upcoming visit of US President Barak Obama in South Africa. Obama flew to South Africa Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who is fighting for his life in the hospital.
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A man carries a placard insulting President Obama and expressing concerns with US foreign policy, as protestors demonstrate against Obama's upcoming visit in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, June 28, 2013.
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President Barack Obama began his first extended tour of Africa in Senegal on Thursday. Obama will also be making stops in South Africa and Tanzania on his week-long trip, which is designed to deepen economic cooperation with the continent.
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Senegal President Macky Sall and his wife Marieme Faye Sall welcome US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama on June 27, 2013 at the presidential palace before meetings in Dakar. Obama arrived late on June 26 in Dakar to kick off his first extended trip to Africa since taking office.
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President Obama and Senegalese President Macky Sall arrive for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is also scheduled to meet with judicial leaders and will tour the former slave house on Goree Island in Senegal.
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President Barack Obama listens as Senegalese President Macky Sall speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is visiting Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania on a week long trip.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the Door of No Return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on June 27. Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves.
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Supporters welcome US President Barack Obama to Senegal along his motorcade route in Dakar on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama lavished praise on Senegal as a paragon of democracy on Thursday and said it was leading a drive to good governance in Africa.
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People line the motorcade route of President Barack Obama on his way to meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. South Africa will be the next stop on the tour on Friday and Obama is expected to discuss the economic and political ties that link the two countries.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama sits with Principal Rouguy Ly Sall as a student reads during a visit to the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School, June 27, 2013 in Dakar Senegal. Senegal's national slogan, printed on the wall behind them, reads "One People, One Goal, One Faith."
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Obama speaks with Senegalese President Macky Sall during a bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Dakar, Senegal. President Obama landed in Senegal Wednesday night to kick off a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit focused on deepening economic cooperation with the continent.
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Senegal's President Macky Sall and US President Barack Obama hold a press conference following meetings at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, June 27, 2013.
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Senegalese artists paint a mural depicting U.S. President Barack Obama, center, Senegalese President Macky Sall, left, and Martin Luther King Jr., right, on a wall along the route where President Obama is expected to pass during his visit, in Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Security stands guard near a wall covered in posters welcoming President Obama to Senegal along his motorcade route in Dakar on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The U.S. president arrived in Senegal Wednesday to kick off a three country African tour, which will also include stops in South Africa and Tanzania.
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President Barack Obama talks on June 27, 2013 with Senegal's Chief Justice Papa Oumart Sakho (L) and other African Chiefs of Justice during a meeting at the Supreme Court in Dakar, Senegal. Obama's trip to Africa is designed to fulfill neglected expectations for his presidency on a continent where he has deep ancestral roots.
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A member of the honor guard adjusts another's collar as they prepare for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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President Obama walks out from the residence with first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha (3rd L) and Malia (2nd L) prior the their departure for a trip to Africa June 26, 2013 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama is on a week-long trip to visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
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