Friday, April 29, 2011

Barack Obama - A life in pictures!

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4 1961

His father, Barack Obama, Sr, came from Nyangoma-Kogelo, Kenya

His mother, Ann Dunham, hailed from Wichita, Kansas

His parents separated when he was two years old and later divorced

His mother remarried, and the family moved to Indonesia in 1967

Barack Obama attended schools in Jakarta until he was ten years old

Barack returned to Hawaii with his grandparents

This 1979 photo provided by The Oahuan, the yearbook of Punahou School, shows Barack Obama in his senior year

A photograph taken in 1987 of Barack Obama and his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama hangs in her home in the village of Nyagoma-Kogelo, western Kenya

He studied at Columbia University in New York, where he majored in political science

He then studied law at Harvard, and graduated in 1991

After Harvard Law School, Obama returned to Chicago, joined a small civil rights firm, ran a voter registration drive, and lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School

He married Michelle Robinson in October 1992

heir daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha, were born in 1998 and 2001

He delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston

He entered the US Senate on January 4 2005

He announced his intention to run for the 2008 in February 2007. After a lengthy battle with Hillary Clinton, he seized the Democratic nomination in June 2008

He formally accepted his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on August 23

Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States on 20 January 2009