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The 20 Best Photographs of Obama's Travels Across America

With his visit to South Dakota on Friday, the president has made it to all 50 U.S. states since being elected in 2008.

On Friday, Barack Obama became the third U.S. president to travel to all 50 U.S. states while in office. Here's a look back at some of the moments from his seven-year, nationwide tour. 

Also on Bloomberg Politics: The 50 States of President Obama: A Numerical Travelogue

  1. Virginia
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    Virginia

    President Obama addresses the House Democrats Conference in Williamsburg, VA, February 5, 2009. Obama fired a biting campaign-style attack on Republicans and the former Bush administration, seeking to drive his 900 billion dollar stimulus plan through Congress.
  2. Alabama
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    Alabama

    President Obama speaks in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.
  3. Nevada
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    Nevada

    President Obama and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appear at a campaign rally at Orr Middle School Park Oct. 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  4. North Dakota
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    North Dakota

    President Obama holds a child as he poses with Native American performers during the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on June 13, 2014.
  5. Ohio
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    520

    Ohio

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron watch Mississippi Valley State University play against Western Kentucky University at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, March 13, 2012, part of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First Four.
  6. Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    US President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Obama addressed the memorial for the twenty-six people, 20 of them children, who were killed when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and began a shooting spree.
  7. Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    President Obama delivers remarks focusing on the need to reform health care system during a town hall meeting at the Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on June 11, 2009.
  8. Arizona
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    820

    Arizona

    President Obama speaks at the event "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" honoring the January 8 shooting victims at McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus on Jan. 12, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The memorial service is in honor of victims of the mass shooting at a Safeway grocery store that killed six and injured at least 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head. Among those killed were U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; Giffords' director of community outreach, Gabe Zimmerman, 30; and 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.
  9. Texas
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    920

    Texas

    President Obama walks by the soldiers' crosses after addressing the Fort Hood community at III Corps Headquarters on Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, November 10, 2009 during a memorial service for the soldiers and civilians killed on Nov. 5, 2009. US President Obama led a poignant memorial service for victims of the Fort Hood army base attack, saying "no faith" could justify the "murderous and craven" shootings.
  10. Ohio
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    1020

    Ohio

    President Obama takes the stage during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 5, 2012. After a grueling 18-month battle, the final US campaign day arrived Monday for Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, two men on a collision course for the world's top job.
  11. New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    President Obama is greeted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Oct. 31, 2012 to visit areas hardest hit by the unprecedented cyclone Sandy.
  12. Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    President Obama attends the "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 18, 2013.
  13. Colorado
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    Colorado

    Obama hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, shooting victim Allie Young alive during the movie theater shootings on July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.
  14. Ben's Chili Bowl
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    Ben's Chili Bowl

    President Obama, center, pays for a chili half smoke with a side of shredded cheese at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 10, 2009.
  15. California
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    California

    President Obama before boarding Marine One helicopter from a field overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on April 4, 2013.
  16. Iowa
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    Iowa

    President Obama holds a baby during a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 3, 2012.
  17. Florida
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    Florida

    President Obama eats a french fry while meeting with supporters about voter registration at OMG Burgers on Sept. 20, 2012 in Miami.
  18. Florida
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    1820

    Florida

    President Barack Obama speaks at Everglades National Park to call attention to climate change on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 near Homestead, Fla.
  19. Utah
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    Utah

    President Obama tours a solar array at Hill Air Force Base in Utah on April 3, 2014.
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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visit the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site in New York City.