January: Accompanied by his wife and daughters Barack Hussein Obama II is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Two days later the ceremony was repeated as a word of the oath was read out of order.
March: The "first puppy" arrives at the White House. Bo, a Portuguese water dog, wastes no time in taking his new owner for a run.
April: Barack Obama meets Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in London ahead of the G20 summit. The two leaders agreed they would work on a deal to cut their nuclear arsenal.
April: Barack and Michelle Obama meet Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in London. After posing for photographs, the Queen and Duke have tea with the tall American couple.
June: President Obama's key speech delivered at Cairo University is broadcast live around the world. He urges an end to suspicion and discord between the US and the Muslim world. This man watches from a cafe in Riyadh.
September: Cheering supporters clamour to greet President Obama immediately after he outlines his long awaited healthcare plan to a joint session of Congress.
September: World Leaders gather in Pittsburgh for a G20 meeting to continue their task of sorting out the global economy.
October: President Obama and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq prepare to meet the press after meeting in the Oval Office. The president reiterated his commitment that US combat troops will be out of Iraq by August 2010.
October: President Obama gets a warm greeting after speaking at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida. In his speech he pledged not to risk the lives of US armed forces "unless it is absolutely necessary".
November: On a visit to great wall of China, just north of Beijing, President Obama takes a moment to sign some papers.
December: On holiday in Hawaii, President Obama plays golf. Some putts need a bit of encouragement to drop in.
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