These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

On July 10-11, 2009, the outgoing President of the United States Barack Obama visited Ghana, his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as President.

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Here are some of the images of his visit that many are yet to see.

1. President Barack Obama shakes hands at the departure ceremony at Accra airport in Ghana, July 11, 2009.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

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2. President Barack Obama speaks to the crowd at the departure ceremony at Accra airport in Ghana, July 11, 2009.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

3. “When I tell people this is the departure ceremony from Ghana, they ask ‘why is he walking away from the plane.’ His motorcade had just brought him to the airport, and the First Family was walking to the stage where he was to give his farewell remarks.”

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

4. People wave to President Barack Obama at a hotel in Accra, Ghana, upon his arrival back from Cape Coast July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

5. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia, Marian Robinson and a friend tour Cape Coast Castle in Ghana on July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

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6. “He was visiting tribal leaders in Cape Coast, Ghana, and I was struck by the contrast in the attire as the President was shaking hands.”

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

7. President Barack Obama shakes hands after making speech to Ghanaian Parliament at the International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana on July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

8. Audience members react as President Barack Obama makes a speech to the Ghanaian Parliament at the International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana, July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

9. President Barack Obama makes a speech to Ghanaian Parliament at the International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana, July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

10. President Barack Obama greets well-wishers in Accra, Ghana where he gave a speech to Parliament on July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

11. President Barack Obama finishes an address following a tour with his family of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana on July 11, 2009.

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

These photos from Barack Obama's visit to Ghana have never been seen...until now

All Photos by Pete Souza, the Official White House photographer.

The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States.

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Obama's presidency is scheduled to end with the inauguration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017.

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