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These Photos From The Obamas' First Day In Cuba Make Us Wish We Were There Too

Obama is the first president to visit in 88 years.

President Barack Obama's highly-anticipated Sunday arrival in Havana was followed by a rainy tour of the Cuban capital, during which the first family met with locals.

In a post on Medium, The White House posted photos from the first day, promising more to come as the president is scheduled to make various stops on Tuesday. 

Scroll down to see the photos:

  • President Barack Obama joins others in looking out the window of Air Force One on the final approach into Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama joins others in looking out the window of Air Force One on the final approach into Havana.
  • Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha greet dignitaries upon arriving in Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha greet dignitaries upon arriving in Havana.
  • Obama greets people in Old Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama greets people in Old Havana.
  • Obama waves to people as he enters a restaurant in Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama waves to people as he enters a restaurant in Havana.
  • Obama walks through Old Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama walks through Old Havana.
  • The Obama family and Marian Robinson take a walking tour of Old Havana. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana,
    Chuck Kennedy/The White House
    The Obama family and Marian Robinson take a walking tour of Old Havana. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana, leads the tour of the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes del Castillo Monument. The statue honors the Cuban planter, also known as Padre de la Patria (father of the country), who freed his slaves and made the declaration of Cuban independence.The statue honors the Cuban planter, also known as Padre de la Patria (father of the country), who freed his slaves and made the declaration of Cuban independence.
  • First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha tour La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in O
    Pete Souza/The White House
    First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha tour La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana.
  • Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the motorcade after touring Old Havana, Cuba.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the motorcade after touring Old Havana, Cuba.
  • Patrons at a Havana hotel wave as the Obama family walks past.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Patrons at a Havana hotel wave as the Obama family walks past.
  • Obama greets hotel workers in Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama greets hotel workers in Havana.
  • Obama and White House staffer Ben Rhodes talk with Cardinal Jamie Ortega while touring La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la C
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and White House staffer Ben Rhodes talk with Cardinal Jamie Ortega while touring La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana.
  • Obama shares a laugh with his daughter Malia as she interprets in Spanish for a restauranteur in Havana.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama shares a laugh with his daughter Malia as she interprets in Spanish for a restauranteur in Havana.
  • Obama laughs while having dinner with his family.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama laughs while having dinner with his family.
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