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Obama meets Trump, departs White House for last time as president

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resident Barack Obama(R)welcomes President-elect Donald Trump to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden welcomed Donald Trump and Mike Pence to the White House on Friday, before departing the mansion for the last time as the nation's top two elected officials.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, welcomed the president-elect and soon-to-be first lady Melania Trump, while Biden and wife Jill welcomed the vice president-elect and Karen Pence.

Shortly after meeting, the Trumps and Obamas departed the White House on their way to the inauguration in the presidential limousine.

New dawn

The early morning sun begins to rise behind the White House, on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Sunrise at the White House on Inauguration Day.

Prayers

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania depart from services at St. John's Church during his inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.
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The Trumps leave St. John's Church on Inauguration Day morning.

Kiss

President Barack Obama (R) gives Michelle Obama a kiss as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States.
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The Obamas await the Trumps' arrival at the White House.

Welcome

President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(2nd-L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(L) and his wife Melania(2nd-R) to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.
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The Obamas greet the Trumps.

The veeps

Vice President Joe Biden(R)and his wife Jill(2nd-R) welcome Vice-president elect Mike Pence(L) and his wife Karen to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.
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The Bidens greet the Pences at the White House.

Sharing a limo

The presidential limousine carrying U.S. President Barck Obama and President-elect Donald Trump drive from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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The presidential limousine drives from the White House to the U.S. Capitol, carrying the president and president-elect.

The threshold

President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.
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Obama departs the Oval Office for the last time as president.

Farewell to office

resident Barack Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.
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Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade after he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president.