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Yes We Can: Your Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency

Americans and people from around the world reflect on moments that meant the most to them.


Karen from Wisconsin

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President Barack Obama has lunch with Affordable Care Act letter writers at Engine Company N 3 restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 3, 2016. Attendees are Brent Brown, Karen George, Karen and Sharon Szyszko, and Susan Campbell. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

George from Indiana

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Leslee from Massachusetts

Joseph from Colorado

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President Barack Obama attends a Sandy Hook interfaith vigil at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Mary from Virginia

Randy from Arizona

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Melt runoff from Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. About ten years ago, this spot would have still been part of the glacier. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Linnea from New York

Junnel from Georgia

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Skip from DC

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“It was a festive atmosphere as the White House was lit with the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. I chose this angle from several options because I like that much of the White House staff had stayed late on a Friday night to take part in the celebration.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sandra from California

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President Barack Obama views a portrait of César Chávez before the César E. Chávez National Monument dedication ceremony in Keene, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Judith from New Mexico

Steve from Missouri

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President Barack Obama and staff watch the U.S. vs Belgium World Cup soccer game being televised in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, July 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Connie from Minnesota

William from Florida

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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Marco from California

Ichiro from Japan

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President Obama’s inscription in the guestbook at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. May 27, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Guadalupe from Illinois

Rev. Susan from Ohio

Cristina from Iowa

Erin from Kentucky

Lea from South Carolina

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“Following the mass shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., that claimed nine lives, the President pauses while giving the eulogy at the funeral of one of the victims, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, at the College of Charleston. Rev. Pinckney’s family is seated in the front row at lower left.” Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Antoine from Illinois

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The NCAA men’s basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University tips off on board the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Christopher from New Hampshire

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Members of the audience cheer as President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act at Manchester Central High School in Manchester, N.H., Nov. 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Carole from Ohio

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“The President reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

LaQuisha from Pennsylvania


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This account will be maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and will serve as an archive of Obama Administration content.

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Archived Medium publication for the Obama administration

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