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Obama’s first year in office

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On January 20 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Few presidents have taken office facing such high expectations and daunting challenges.

In this interactive graphic we chart Mr Obama’s first year in office, from the key political manoeuvres and appointments to foreign, defence and economic policy milestones.

Click on the timeline points to see each event in detail.

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