Barack Obama as a toddler. (Courtesy of Barack Obama)
Barack Obama as a child. (Courtesy of Barack Obama)
This 1960's photo provided by the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shows Obama with his mother Stanley Ann Dunham. The Kansas-born mother, the Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama Sr., met at the University of Hawaii. They married, and Barack, 'blessed' in Arabic, was born on Aug. 4, 1961
Obama's mother Ann, center, being held by her parents "Toot" and Stanley Dunham.
The maternal grandparents of Barack Obama, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, are seen during World War II in an undated family snapshot. In a tragic twist to his White House campaign, Obama announced on the eve of election day, that the grandmother who brought him up had died, aged 86.
Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., center, is shown wearing floral leis on his graduation day at the University of Hawaii in the early 1960s.
File photo dated 1979 shows Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham after his high school graduation. In a tragic twist to his White House campaign, Obama announced on the eve of election day, that the grandmother who brought him up had died, aged 86.
Grandpa Stanley, left, Obama, center, and grandma "Toot" in New York City. "Toot," whose real name is Madelyn Payne Dunham, died Nov. 2, 2008 in the age of 86 - just two days short of election day.
Barack Obama walks with his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama at his father's house in Nyongoma Kogelo village, western Kenya, in Aug. 2006.
The wedding day of Barack Obama Jr. and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in 1992. Barack was 31 (Courtesy of the Obama Family)
The persons pictured here are:
Front row (left to right): Auma Obama (Barack's half-sister), Kezia Obama (Auma's mother), Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama (the third wife of Barack's paternal grandfather), unidentified woman.
Back row (left to right): Unidentified man, Barack Obama, Abongo [Roy] Obama (Barack's half-brother), unidentified woman, unidentified man, unidentified man.
The photograph displayed above does include some members of Senator Barack Obama's extended family.
Several of the persons shown in this photograph are relatives and children of Senator Barack Obama's biological father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr. The elder Obama was originally married in Kenya, and with his first wife had children who grew up in that country; he later came to Hawaii to attend college and there married an American woman. Barack Obama is a child of that second marriage, which ended in divorce when he was but two years old. (Altogether, Barack Obama Sr. fathered eight children by four different women, and Barack Jr.'s mother also remarried and had another child with her second husband, so Senator Obama has quite a large extended family when half-siblings, inlaws, and step-parents are taken into account.)
Barack Obama saw his biological father, who died in an automobile accident in 1982, on only one occasion after the divorce. As far as we have been able to determine, Barack Obama did not meet any of the people shown in this photograph until he was an adult.