Sunday, June 30, 2013

US President Barack Obama In Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Cape Town Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa. The visit comes at a poignant time as beloved former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela lies very ill in a Johannesburg hospital. In deeply personal remarks Obama called on young Africans to shore up progress on the continent that rests on a "fragile foundation," and summoned them to fulfill Mandela's legacy. "Nelson Mandela showed us that one man's courage can move the world," he said. Image: AP



 A note written by U.S. President Barack Obama and signed by both him and first lady Michelle Obama after they toured Robben Island, is seen on a guestbook at Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Robben Island is an historic Apartheid-era prison that held black political prisoners including former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. Image: AP




From left, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Ahmed Kathrada former prisoner with Nelson Mandela guiding the tour, U.S. President Barack Obama, Marian Robinson and Leslie Robinson, look out over the courtyard ofthe prison on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. Image: AP




U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and his family visit the rock quarry where prisoners of Robben Island were once forced to work during a tour of Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Robben Island is an historic Apartheid-era prison that held black political prisoners, including former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. From left, niece Leslie Robinson, daughter Malia, first lady Michelle Obama, mother in-law Marian Robinson, daughter Sasha, and Obama. Image: AP





U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by a Senegalese honor guard as he arrives at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Obama landed in Senegal Wednesday night tokick off a week-long trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term. Image: carolyn Kaster/Associated Press




U.S. President Barack Obama poses for a picture alongside U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, second right, Senegalese President Macky Sall, right, and Senegalese First Lady Mariame Faye Sall, after a news conference at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Image: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press



U.S. President Barack Obama looks down as he approaches the 'Door of No Return,' through which slaves once passed as they boarded ships for the Americas, at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' Image: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press




President Barack Obama and family walk toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, June 26, 2013, before their week long trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)




A woman carrying her baby on her back walks past a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama and Senegal's President Macky Sall before Obama's visit in Dakar June 26, 2013.




Protestors hold up signs during a march to the United States Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, during US President Barack Obama visit to the country. Image: Alexia webster



 US President Barack Obama speaks at his Town Hall event for young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus, in Johannesburg, June 29, 2013. Image: Eva-Lotta Jansson




 Protestors dressed as Guantanamo Bay detention center prisoners during a march to the United States Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, during US President Barack Obama visit to the country. Image: Alexia webster




Muslim men pray outside the United States Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, at a protest againgst US President Barack Obama's visit to the country. Image: Alexia Webster
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