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January 20, 2009: Obama sworn in.

Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States becoming the first African-American to assume the office and ushering in a year of policy changes on the economic, international, domestic and political fronts. President Obama and his family also dominated pop culture, impacting everything from fashion to race relations to gardening. (Jan. 20, 2009)

(Credit: AP, 2009)

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Notable moments in Obama's presidency

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