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President Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African-American to have served as president, as well as the first born outside the contiguous United States. He previously served in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008, and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004.
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. He grew up mostly in Hawaii, but also spent one year of his childhood in Washington State and four years in Indonesia.
2009 Inaugural Parade. Michelle and Barack Obama join Joe Biden watch the parade from the viewing stand in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen.  June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarte...

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President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana

President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orlea...

Photographer: David Valdez--HUD Photo Creation Date: 10/15/2009 President Barack Obama delivering address, greeting crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana