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Malia is now almost as tall as her mother, Michelle, who is 5ft 10in, and could catch up with her 6ft 1in fatherReuters
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A six-year-old Malia joins her family as Sen. Barack Obama re-enacts being sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney on Capitol Hill in 2005Reuters
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Bristol Palin doesn't agree with Obama listening to his daughters stance on gay marriage.Reuters
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Michelle Obama holds a gavel beside daughter Malia at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008Reuters
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President Obama gives growing Malia a hug at a train station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2009Reuters
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Malia, joins sister, Sasha, and mum, Michelle, for Easter celebrations on the White House lawn in 2012Reuters

We all know that children grow up pretty quickly, but it seems that President Obama's daughter Malia has been doing some growing up of her own during her father's time in office.

The 13-year-old has experienced what can only be described as a growth spurt since her father took office and now stands almost as tall as her 5ft 10in mother, Michelle.

Malia, the couple's elder daughter, is definitely taking after her tall parents and now towers over most children her age, even when wearing flat shoes.

Although the president describes her as "my baby", it might not be long before she catches up with her father, who is 6ft 1in tall.

IBTimes UK takes a look at how Malia has grown.

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM