PHOTOS: Donald Trump Meets With Barack Obama at the White House

President Barack Obama met with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House Thursday, the symbolic start of the transition of power.

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Obama said he was "encouraged' by the conversation with Trump and called their Oval Office meeting "excellent" and wide-ranging. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Trump said his meeting with the president was expected to last about 15 minutes but extended to an hour and a half. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Obama said first lady Michelle Obama met privately in the White House residence with Trump's wife, Melania Trump. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Both men ignored shouted questions, including “Mr. President, do you still think he is a threat to the republic?” (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Obama explained to Trump with a joke that the reporters always ask questions and they need to be shooed out, as he motioned with his hand. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Obama administration employees lined the stairs outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in hopes of catching a glimpse of Trump's arrival at the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Journalists gathered on the driveway in front of the West Wing before Trump's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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