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President Barack Obama visits Kenya – his father\'s homeland
July 26, 2015 16:36 BST
US President Barack Obama embraces his half-sister Auma Obama (L) and is greeted by Kenya\'s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on 24 July. Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father\'s homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa.
President Obama attends a private dinner with family members at his hotel restaurant after arriving in Nairobi for his first presidential visit to his father\'s homeland.
President Obama bows his head after laying a wreath at Memorial Park on the former site of the US embassy in Nairobi, where al-Qaeda bombed the compound in 1998 killing more than 200 people.
A crowd watches the compound where US President Barack Obama\'s Marine One helicopter had just landed in downtown Nairobi.
President Obama (L) arrives together with Kenya\'s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) to hold a joint news conference after their meeting at the State House in Nairobi. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption.
President Obama stifles a yawn as he waits for reporters to depart the room as he and Kenya\'s President Uhuru Kenyatta sit down to a bilateral meeting at the State House in Nairobi.
Residents cheer as the convoy of US President Barack Obama drives to the State House in Kenya\'s capital Nairobi.
President Obama (C) and President Kenyatta (L) share a toast at the end of a state dinner in Obama\'s honor at the State House.
Mama Sarah Obama (C, in orange), step-grandmother to President Obama, and Ngina Kenyatta (R, in pink), the mother of President Kenyatta, look on as presidents Obama and Kenyatta deliver toasts at the end of a state dinner in Obama\'s honor at the State House in Nairobi.
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