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Sculptures by Regardt van der Meulen, a Johannesburg-based... crss

Barack Obama's life and career in 50 pictures

 US President Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is the first African American to hold the office. We look at his life and career in 50 pictures. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. His father, Barack Obama snr, was a visiting student from Kenya, who met his mother Ann Dunham, a white teenager from Wichita, Kansas, shortly after arriving on the Pacific island. They married on February 2, 1961 and divorced in 1964. A young Barack Obama is pictured on a tricycle in Hawaii, in the 1960s  Barack Obama is seen as a child with his mother Ann Dunham in an undated family snapshot from the 1960s  Barack Obama is seen with his father Barack Obama Sr in an undated family snapshot from the late 60s or early 70s. Obama's father, originally from Kenya, was killed in an car accident in Kenya in 1982 after returning to Africa.  In this photocopy of a 1969 photo released by the SDN Menteng 1 school, Barack Obama, circled in yellow, att