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Sep 4, 2015

Obama Visits Alaska

Obama Visits Alaska

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans.
Obama even met up with survival expert Bear Grylls for an appearance on his TV show and to talk about climate change.

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U.S. President Obama and Alaska Governor Walker arrive aboard Air Force One at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Founding member of the Fairbanks Native Association Carlo wipes away a tear after meeting U.S. President Obama after he arrived aboard Air Force One at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, can be seen under the wing of Air Force One as U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Anchorage JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama greets patrons in Snow City Cafe in Anchorage JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama makes a pastry order at Snow City Cafe in Anchorage JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama stops to make remarks to reporters as he hikes to the Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Security personnels wait for Obama to arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A general view of the Exit Glacier is seen at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama hikes with National Park Service staffs to the Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama greets people on the street before taking a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama delivers remarks before taking a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama takes a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama takes a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrols nearby as Obama takes a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama observes traditional salmon preserving with fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama holds a salmon as he meets traditional fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama meets traditional fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama delivers brief remarks after meeting traditional fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama greets people in a general store in Dillingham JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Obama talks with schoolchildren after watching them perform a traditional Yup'ik dance at a school in Dillingham, Alaska JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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People in the audience cheer as Obama notes he's the first sitting president to travel to a community north of the Arctic Circle, during his remarks on climate change in Kotzebue JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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