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Obamas unveil official portraits

Former President Barack Obama stands between painted portraits of himself and former first lady Michelle Obama during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former President Barack Obama stands between painted portraits of himself and former first lady Michelle Obama during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former President Barack Obama stands between painted portraits of himself and former first lady Michelle Obama during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Artist Kehinde Wiley (L) and Barack Obama participate in the unveiling of Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Kehinde Wiley (L) and Barack Obama participate in the unveiling of Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Kehinde Wiley (L) and Barack Obama participate in the unveiling of Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama holds hands with Michelle Obama prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama holds hands with Michelle Obama prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama holds hands with Michelle Obama prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Artist Amy Sherald (R) and Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Amy Sherald (R) and Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Amy Sherald (R) and Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Artist Amy Sherald (R) and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Amy Sherald (R) and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Amy Sherald (R) and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama hold hands between their portraits. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama hold hands between their portraits. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama hold hands between their portraits. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama greets artist Kehinde Wiley. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama greets artist Kehinde Wiley. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama greets artist Kehinde Wiley. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Artists Amy Sherald (L) and Kehinde Wiley (R) gather with actor Tom Hanks prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artists Amy Sherald (L) and Kehinde Wiley (R) gather with actor Tom Hanks prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artists Amy Sherald (L) and Kehinde Wiley (R) gather with actor Tom Hanks prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama arrives for the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama arrives for the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama arrives for the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama react to the crowd. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama react to the crowd. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama react to the crowd. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling of his portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling of his portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling of his portrait. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Tom Hanks talk to members of the audience after the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Tom Hanks talk to members of the audience after the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Tom Hanks talk to members of the audience after the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks talk prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks talk prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks talk prior to the unveiling. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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