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Business Insider: 44 iconic images of Barack Obama's tenure as president
On November 4, 2008, more than 69.4 million Americans voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) to become the 44th president of the United States — and the first African-American to hold the position.
Obama, then 47, earned 365 electoral votes and nearly 53% of the popular vote in a wider-than-expected margin of victory. His Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), captured 173 electoral votes and a little more than 45% of the popular vote.
On Tuesday, Americans head to the polls to elect the country's 45th president. Here are 44 memorable photos of America's 44th president — Barack Obama.
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