44 iconic images of Barack Obama's tenure as president

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​On November 4, 2008, more than 69.4 million Americans voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) to become the 44th president of the United States — and the first African-American to hold the position.

Obama, then 47, earned 365 electoral votes and nearly 53% of the popular vote in a wider-than-expected margin of victory. His Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), captured 173 electoral votes and a little more than 45% of the popular vote.

In honor of the seventh anniversary of Obama's ascension to office, enjoy the above 44 images of Obama throughout his time as America's commander in chief.

Little Boy Face-Plants During Oval Office Visit
Little Boy Face-Plants During Oval Office Visit

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