The Obamas Tour the Motherland

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  • I Love You Back
  • Taking a Seat in Mandela’s Chair
  • Kuwakaribisha, Obama Family
  • Thank You for Coming!
  • Au Revoir
  • Farm Fresh
  • Adorabulls
  • No Ordinary Night at the Palace
  • Hugs All Around
  • Tea for Two
  • Class in Session
  • Pleased to Meet You, Too!
  • Salut, Monsieur le President!
  • Say Cheese!
  • The Flags That Bind
  • Slaves Lived Here
  • Stand Up for What's Right
  • Make New Friends
  • Merci!
  • Ladies First
  • All Aboard: The Obamas Take Off
  • Senegalese Painter Welcomes Obama
  • A Long Awaited Journey
  • Obama Waves to Welcoming Committee
  • Senegalese Residents Show Their Support
  • Meet and Greet
  • Presidential Meeting of the Minds
  • Obama Speaks on Latest American News
  • Discussing Gay Rights in Africa
  • A Royal Reception
  • Camera Ready at the Presidential Palace
  • Obamas Tour Africa
  • Farewell, Africa
  • FLOTUS Enjoys Women’s Summit
  • Dinner With the Presidents
  • Honoring Embassy Bombing Victims
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  • Face Forward
  • Any Questions?
  • Drawing a Large Crowd
  • Wave to the People
  • Handshakes and Hello’s
  • Tanzania Pulls Out All the Stops
  • Red, White & Blue
  • Attention!
  • A Family Affair
  • Last Stop: Tanzania
  • Presidential Garbs
  • A Phone Call with Graca
  • POTUS Speaks in Cape Town
  • The Obamas Make Their Mark
  • A Closer Look
  • The Obamas Visit Mandela’s Cell
  • A Moment of Reflection
  • A Continental Town Hall Meeting
  • Kicking It with the Youth
  • NObama
  • Meet the Press
  • Prayers for Mandela
  • Glad to Be Here

Kuwakaribisha, Obamas

President Obama and family arrived at South Africa's Waterkloof Air Force Base on June 28. They received an official kuwakaribisha—Swahili for "welcome"—on the tarmac from several local top-level government officials.

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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