Saturday, 8 November 2008

Barack Obama's Family Photos (Part 2)

Barack Obama Sr., a native of Kenya , met his future wife while they were students at the University of Hawaii . In 1963, he essentially abandoned his family to continue his studies at Harvard.

Obama as a kid.

Barack walks along Waikiki Beach shortly before he and his mother moved from Hawaii to Indonesia to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, in 1967.

Barack poses with his mother, Ann, half sister, Maya, and maternal grandfather Stanley Dunham in Hawaiiin the early 1970s after the family returned from Indonesia. Neighbors remember the close relationship between young Barack and his grandfather.

A page from Barack Obama's senior yearbook features his personalized message to family, friends and teammates. (Photo from The Oahuan yearbook / March 23, 2007)

Barack Obama hugs his younger half sister Maya at his high school graduation.

Barack Obama shakes hands during his graduation ceremony from Punahou School in 1979. While in his early teens, Obama chose to stay at the school and live with his grandparents after his mother decided to move back to Jakarta , Indonesia.

Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's half sister, teaches her Education in American Society class at the University of Hawaii.

Obama and Michelle with President Clinton.

Sen. Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. (Photo: Courtesy of David Katz)

The senator gets a haircut at his regular barbershop in Chicago. (Photo: Courtesy of David Katz)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally in Pueblo, Colo., Saturday, Nov.1, 2008.

In this Oct. 18, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, waves as he arrives at a rally in St. Louis, Mo. During the campaign Obama has rallied huge crowds with inspiring words and vows to bring change to the calcified ways of Washington, even as critics have tried to cast him as a celebrity whose oratorical sizzle conceals a thin resume.

Palestinian painter Waleed Ayyoub adds the last touches on a painting he drew of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, in the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. Democrat Barack Obama joined the nation's earliest voters Tuesday as people around the nation began lining up to cast ballots in a historic election pitting Republican John McCain against the man seeking to become the first black president in U.S. history.


'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's no thing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.'

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