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Farewell to the Obamas

The Obamas arrived in D.C. just as the city was undergoing a rebirth. The first couple repeatedly showed their commitment to the city by patronizing its restaurants and being active in the community. As they prepare to leave the White House, here are some pictures that capture the last months of the Obama presidency. (Official White House Photos)

President Barack Obama tries to do a split with the gold medal 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team on Sept. 29, 2016.

President Barack Obama tries to do a split with the gold medal 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team on Sept. 29, 2016.

From left, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles and Madison Kocian

First lady Michelle Obama and radio host Ryan Seacrest greet patients at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington on Dec. 12, 2016.

First lady Michelle Obama and radio host Ryan Seacrest greet patients at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington on Dec. 12, 2016.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Bruce Springsteen prior to the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Nov. 22, 2016.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Bruce Springsteen prior to the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Nov. 22, 2016.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   President Barack Obama joins Gwen Stefani after her State Dinner performance Oct. 18, 2016. 

President Barack Obama joins Gwen Stefani after her State Dinner performance Oct. 18, 2016. 

President Barack Obama sits with a Lego statue ahead of the South by South Lawn event at the White House on Oct. 3, 2016.

President Barack Obama sits with a Lego statue ahead of the South by South Lawn event at the White House on Oct. 3, 2016.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   First lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with Freida Pinto and students as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative at R.S. Caulfield Senior High School in Unification Town, Liberia, on June 27, 2016. 

First lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with Freida Pinto and students as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative at R.S. Caulfield Senior High School in Unification Town, Liberia, on June 27, 2016. 

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden record social media videos with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton at the studio of NBC’s “The Voice” on May 2, 2016.

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden record social media videos with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton at the studio of NBC’s “The Voice” on May 2, 2016.


President Barack Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Ben Rhodes, deputy National Security advisor for Strategic Communications on Oct. 30, 2015.

President Barack Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Ben Rhodes, deputy National Security advisor for Strategic Communications on Oct. 30, 2015.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say goodbye to Pope Francis as his motorcade departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Sept. 22, 2015.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say goodbye to Pope Francis as his motorcade departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Sept. 22, 2015.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   First lady Michelle Obama snuggles against President Barack Obama before a videotaping in the   Diplomatic Reception Room of   the White House on March 27, 2015. 

First lady Michelle Obama snuggles against President Barack Obama before a videotaping in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015. 

 President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Oval Office on Oct. 16, 2015. 

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Oval Office on Oct. 16, 2015.