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President Barack Obama's Historic Cuba Trip in Photos

After the U.S. restored diplomatic relations in 2015, Cuba opens its doors for President Obama's three-day trip to the island nation. This will be the first visit by a sitting American president in nearly 88 years.

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    Under a balcony decorated with Cuban and American flags, Cuban police arrive to the area where President Barack Obama will visit in Old Havana, Cuba.

    Photographer: Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

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    Street repairs occur in the Prado area of Havana. Obama is leading a U.S. delegation that includes lawmakers from both parties, corporate executives eyeing new commercial ties with and within Cuba, and prominent Cuban Americans. 

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    Workers clean the Estadio Latinoamericano, the baseball stadium, in preparation for a March 22 exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team.

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    A vintage American car drives past a sign at Revolution Square in Havana. Thousands of U.S. cars predating the 1960 trade embargo still chug along on Cuba’s roads a half century later. 

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    Cuban citizens look up as Air Force One lands at Jose Marti Airport in Havana.

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    A Cuban man wearing an American flag applauds as President Obama's convoy passes by in the rain along the Malecon into Old Havana.

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    A tourist poses for a photo next to pictures of Cuban President Raúl Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama. Though embraced by many, the prospect of reconciliation with the government of Cuba has drawn sharp criticism from some Republicans, including presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. 

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    A member of the "Ladies in White," a group founded by the partners and relatives of jailed dissidents that regularly protests against the Cuban government, is carried away by police officers hours before President Obama began his visit.

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    A man stands next to a painting of former Cuban President Fidel Castro at the main entrance of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution Museum in Havana.

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    A Cuban man smoking a massive cigar poses for a photo on a street in Havana.

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    Cuban cadets hold the Cuban and American national flags for the welcoming ceremony for President Obama at the Revolution Palace.

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    President Obama and his daughter Malia and other members of the First Family pause to look at a statue of Cuban independence hero Carlos Manuel de Cespedes during a walking tour of in the plaza of the 18th century Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana in the historic Old Havana neighborhood.

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    A Cuban security force member stands guard in front of President Obama's limousine as he and his family tour Old Havana.

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    President Obama greets tourists and Cubans on his arrival at the Havana Cathedral on March 20, 2016. The president met with Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a former 1960s labor-camp inmate who played a role in secret negotiations preceding the opening of relations between the two countries. 

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    President Obama and President Castro review troops before bilateral meetings at the Palace of the Revolution.

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    A vintage car drives past the José Martí monument in Havana.

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    President Obama, second right, and the Vice-President of the Cuban State Council Salvador Valdes Mesa, right, attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Jose Marti monument in the Revolution square.

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    Tourists eat a meal at La Vitrola restaurant in Havana. Even with little chance that Congress will lift the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba before Obama leaves office in January, the president is betting that a rapprochement, symbolized by his visit, has now become irrevocable, no matter who succeeds him. 

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    A man walks next to the Capitol building in Havana.

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    Men read the Granma newspaper while others play chess in Old Havana.

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    Castro raises Obama's hand after a press conference at the Palace of the Revolution.

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    Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle arrive for a state dinner with Castro, left, at the Palace of the Revolution.

    Photographer: Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo

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    Castro, right, pauses with Obama and members of the first family during a moment of silence before the start of an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National team at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, on March 22, 2016.

    Photographer: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo