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Last Updated: Tuesday January 20 2009 14:20 GMT

In pics: Barack Obama as a kid

Barack Obama and his mum

What a smile! Here's Barack Obama as a toddler with his mum, Ann. He hasn't changed much, has he?

Barack Obama

Here he is getting ready for some baseball action! Like the outfit Barack!

Barack Obama and his dad

Here's Barack with his dad, also called Barack, in 1965. His father, originally from Kenya, was killed in an car accident in Kenya in 1982 after returning to Africa.

Barack Obama, his half-sister, stepdad and mum

The year is now 1968, Barack is seven and he has a new half-sister, Maya. His mum has married again to Lolo Soetoro, originally from Indonesia.

Barack Obama in 1979

This is the photo of Barack that went in his end-of-year book after high school in 1979.

Barack Obama and his grandparents

And here's a hug for Barack after his graduation with his grandparents Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, who brought him up in Hawaii