Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama signs orders to close Guantanamo Bay

Credit: AP, 2009

Jan. 22, 2009

Obama signs orders to close Guantanamo Bay

President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and retired military members, began overhauling U.S. treatment of terror suspects by signing executive orders and a presidential directive aimed at closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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