In his annual State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama told Americans that 2014 should be the year to finally close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Once again, Obama renewed his vow - dating back to the start of his presidency five years ago - to shut the internationally condemned jail at the US Naval Base in Cuba.

"This needs to be the year Congress lifts the remaining restrictions on detainee transfers and we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay," Obama said.

He did not offer any new suggestions on how he intends to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 155 prisoners. They were captured overseas after the September 11, 2001, attacks and have been held without trial ever since.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK looks at daily life for the detainees still held at Guantanamo Bay Prison.

A US Army MP checks on a detainee during morning prayer at Camp V, on June 26, 2013Getty
The belongings of a typical inmate are seen in a prison cell at camp V, on June 25, 2013Getty
Weeds and flowers grow near the fence at Camp X-Ray, a prison formerly used to house detainees, on March 7, 2013. Camp X-Ray was decommissioned in 2002Reuters
A selection of lunch meals offered to detainees are displayed in a food preparation area, on March 7, 2013. Detainees are given a daily choice of regular, soft, vegetarian, vegetarian with fish, bland and high fibre mealsReuters
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Harry Potter films are among the titles available for detainees at the library located inside Camp Delta, on March 7, 2013Reuters
The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, on March 6, 2013Reuters
The interior of an unoccupied cell is seen at Camp VI, on March 5, 2013Reuters
A Guantanamo detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility, on April 27, 2010Reuters
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Detainees prepare to eat lunch at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre on March 30, 2010Getty
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Detainees talk together inside the open-air yard at the Camp 4 detention facility, on May 31, 2009Reuters
Leg shackles are seen on the floor at Camp 6 detention centre, on January 21, 2009Reuters
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An arrow pointing to the direction of Mecca is seen on the floor of the "Camp Four" detention facility movie room, on December 10, 2008Reuters
A guard demonstrates a protective face shield used to protect guards from human waste by detainees, in the "Camp Five" detention facility, on December 10, 2008Reuters
A detainee prays within the grounds of the Camp Delta 4 military-run prison, on June 27, 2006Reuters
US Army Military Police escort a detainee to his cell in Camp X-Ray during processing to the temporary detention facility, on January 11, 2002Reuters
A detainee is carried by military police after being interrogated by officials at Camp X-Ray, on February 6, 2002Reuters
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Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of military police at Camp X-Ray inside Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, on January 11, 2002Reuters