2011: The Year in the Obamas

2011: The Year in the Obamas
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 21, 2011

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama are joined on stage by Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, and Justin Beiber for a final song at the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ gala in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama are joined on stage by Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, and Justin Beiber for a final song at the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ gala in Washington, DC.

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The POTUS was spotted on a shopping run with daughters Malia and Sasha at Kramerbooks & Afterwards Café, a local Washington, D.C. bookstore during “Small Business Saturday.”

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President Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama walk out to greet South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok at the White House.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson, and U.S. President Barack Obama return to the White House in Washington after a weekend at Camp David.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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Our First Lady and her daughters visit Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, South Africa.

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The First Lady and her daughters Malia and Sasha, arrive in Pretoria, South Africa. They will be heading to Johannesburg to begin their week-long trip.

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The Obamas head to St. Johns Church in Washington DC. First Lady Obama looks lovely in a daffodil-printed Jason Wu dress.

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The Obamas host a State Dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer in Washington.

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President Obama and First Lady at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event in Washington. For the event, Mrs. Obama looks regal in a Reed Krakoff navy halter gown.

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The President and First Lady meet with Britain’s newly wedded Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

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The President and First Lady welcome Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House in London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago, IL.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson and Malia Obama arrive for the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Maila are welcomed by Salvadorean Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, upon their arrival at the airport in the San Salvador.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, Malia and Sasha descend from the presidential airplane as they arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to First Lady Michelle Obama on her birthday January 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a community service event at the stuart Hobson Middle School Service Project.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha returns to the White House in Washington, after a family vacation in Hawaii.

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US President Barack Obama arrives with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington DC, April 30, 2011.

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President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by the Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London.

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The President and First Lady wait to greet Chinese President Hu Jintao for the first White House State Dinner of the year.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac before their departure from JFK International Airport in New York. They attended the National Sept. 11th Memorial in New York City.

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The Obamas end their vacation early and return to the White House to be prepared for Hurricane Irene.

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President Obama, and his daughters Malia and Sasha leave the Bunch of Grapes book store in Vineyard Haven, Mass.