WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sing together as they dance during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn-in for his second term of office earlier in the day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

A look back at Barack and Michelle Obama's most indelible moments

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Salon Staff
January 21, 2017 4:00AM (UTC)

 

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Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States with his wife Michelle Obama by his side

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Presidential candiate Senator Barack Obama fist bump at an election night rally 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shine while dancing together at the MTV & ServiceNation: Live From the Youth Inaugural Ball

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama dance and sing together at the Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center after Obama was sworn in for his second term in office

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President-elect Barack Obama embraces Michelle Obama after delivering his victory speech at an election night gathering in Grant Park

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama act out the monsters during a reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are' at the White House Easter Egg Roll

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball

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First Lady Michelle Obama fixes President Barack Obama's bowtie while awaiting the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan for a White House State Dinner

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