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Africa welcomes Barack Obama

Africa welcomes Barack Obama
Ghanean President John Atta-Mills (right) chats with US President Barack Obama. It is Obama's first visit to subsaharan Africa as president. (Getty Images)
Africa welcomes Barack Obama
Obama greets members of parliament and others after giving a speech in Accra. The US President told Africans their future was up to them. (Getty Images)
Africa welcomes Barack Obama
The US President, his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia stand in 'the Door of No Return' during a tour of Cape Coast Castle, a former slavery outpost. (Getty Images)
Africa welcomes Barack Obama
President Obama holds a local child as he tours the La General Hospital in Accra. (Getty Images)
Africa welcomes Barack Obama
A giant billboard of Obama and Atta-Mills hangs on a street, welcoming the US President on a two-day state visit. (Getty Images)
Africa welcomes Barack Obama
Atta-Mills and Obama walk together at the Presidential Castle. (Getty Images)