As we bid farewell to US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and their two daughters Malia and Sasha, IBTimesUK takes a look back at their time as America's First Family over the past eight years:

20 January 2009: US President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th U.S. President with his wife Michelle, daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha (R) by his side at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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25 June 2009: US President Barack Obama dances with daughter Sasha as they walk from the Oval Office to a luau on the South Lawn of the White House for members of Congress and their families in Washington.

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15 August 2009: US President Barack Obama, mimics his daughter, Malia, (R), as she thinks about which flavor ice cream to buy at the Yellowstone Park General Store after watching the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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1 September 2009: US President Barack Obama, daughter Malia Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha Obama sit for a family portrait in the Green Room of the White House

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15 September 2009: US President Barack Obama is welcomed by his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia, who is holding their dog Bo, on his return to Washington after a day trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he participated in labor and economic rallies.

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8 December 2010: US President Barack Obama, joined by his family including First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, react as they push a button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC

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1 December 2011: US President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia look at the program during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington.

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11 December 2011: "For a new family portrait, I chose a sofa in the Oval Office mostly because the State Floor was busy with tours for the Christmas holiday. Since portraiture is not my strong suit, I tried to make the setup as simple as possible."

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8 September 2012: Sasha Obama watches as her father, US President Barack Obama, delivers his acceptance to run for a second term as president at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

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6 November 2012: US President Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, appear on stage on election night in Chicago, Illinois.

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21 January 2013: Sasha (L) and Malia Obama take a selfie during the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC.

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16 June 2013: The President shows off his dance moves as he and the First Lady waited backstage during an intermission of daughter Sasha's dance recital at Strathmore Arts Center in North Bethesda, Maryland.

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30 June 2013: A quiet moment inside Nelson Mandela's former prison cell as the President embraced Sasha while the Obama family was listening to Ahmed Kathrada recount his years spent imprisoned here on Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, initially in this prison cell. Kathrada was imprisoned at Robben Island for 18 years.

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29 June 2014: The President shares a quiet moment with his daughter Sasha during a father and daughter hike at Great Falls, Virginia.

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14 September 2014: The President, First Lady, and daughter Malia view a portrait of Abraham Lincoln while visiting the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

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19 November 2014: Lawrence Jackson captured the President busting out in laughter as he and the First Lady recorded a holiday video message in the Map Room of the White House.

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26 November 2014: Sasha (L) and Malia Obama listen to their father during the pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey "Cheese" at the White House in Washington, DC

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23 February 2015: The President's daughter Malia stopped by the Oval Office one afternoon to see her dad and, while they were talking, she wiped something from his face.

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7 March 2015: I was moving around trying to capture different scenes away from the stage during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. When I glanced back towards the stage, I noticed the President and First Lady holding hands as they listened to the remarks of Rep. John Lewis. I managed to squeeze off a couple of frames before they began to applaud, and the moment was gone.

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25 November 2015: US President Barack Obama, along with daughters Sasha (L) and Malia, attends the 68th annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkey Abe (not pictured in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

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3 December 2015: Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, mother-in-law Marian Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama attend the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House in Washington, DC.

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10 March 2016: What an honour to watch these girls grow up. Malia, foreground, and Sasha were both invited guests for the State Dinner in honour of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. Following the actual sit-down dinner in the East Room, they made their way down the Great Hall to the State Dining Room for the musical entertainment.

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10 March 2016: Sasha Obama talks with actor Ryan Reynolds, while sister Malia reacts in the background, as they greet dinner guests in the Blue Room

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20 March 2016: 'I love that picture,' the President said to me when he saw this one hanging on the walls of the West Wing. Truth be told, he says that about every picture that features Malia or Sasha. The President and Malia were sharing a laugh as Malia interpreted in Spanish for a restaurateur in Havana, Cuba.

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21 August 2016: US President Barack Obama, US First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (L) board Air Force One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.

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10 January 2017: US President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia as Michelle Obama looks on after his farewell speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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