Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of Barack Obama's Historic Election With 10 Photos Of Him And His Growing Legacy

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of Barack Obama being elected as the first African American President of the United States. To celebrate, here are 10 photos of him with the next generation, who he continues to inspire and show that the possibilities really are endless. 

1. 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia touching President Obama's hair to see if it feels like his own, May 8, 2009.  

Photo credit: Pete Souza/The White House

2. 3-year-old Arianna Holmes hugging President Obama before leaving the Oval Office, February 1, 2012. 

Photo credit: Lawrence Jackson/White House 

3. President Obama talking to Akira Cooper at the Community Children's Center, in Lawrence, Kansas, January 22, 2015.

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House 

4. Four-year-old Malik Hall meeting President Obama, September 4, 2015. 

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House  

5. President Obama taking a selfie with 11-year-old Jacob Haynes and four-year-old James Haynes, December 4, 2015. 

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House 

6. President Obama greeting a mini White House visitor, February 2016. 

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House 

7. President Obama taking a group photo with the children of the Boys and Girls Club, December 2009. 

Photo credit: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo 

8. Mikaila Ulmer, the 11-year-old founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade, sharing a moment with President Obama at the United State of Women Summit, June 2016.

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9. President Obama greeting 3-year-old Clark Reynolds during a Black History Month celebration at the White House, February 18, 2016. 

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House 

10. President Obama walking with his mentees on the South Lawn of the White House, October 14, 2014.

Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House 

President Obama, today and every day we thank you for empowering children who look like you to dream their biggest dreams. 

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