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Last weekend, many took the opportunity to meet, talk, learn from and to take pictures of US President Obama’s visit to Malaysia, which is also the first time a U.S. president has visited the country since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.

We compile the best of our favourite photos and moments of when President Obama graced our country for a little while.


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President Obama’s arrival meant that a lot of the streets and places in and around Kuala Lumpur has been almost emptied for his safety. Malaysian police officers and guards work the streets to protect it further.

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Obama and His Royal Highness King Of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim of Kedah walking side to side. Prime Minister of Malaysia tails behind them.
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Obama visiting the Istana Negara.

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He signs the official Istana guestbook.

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He couldn’t keep his eyes off the durian!

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor joins the Royals and the American President for a photo op.

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At the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at University Malaya happily answering their questions.

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Malaysian Youths eagerly raising up their hands for a chance to ask him a question.

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An inspiring graphic image produced by the U.S. Department of State and posted by the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia.
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At the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya, he spent time nurturing the entrepreneurial youths of Malaysia.

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He also spent time in MaGIC looking at a battery powered Go-Kart with Najib Tun Razak.

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Guards, police officers and even guard dogs were on stand by during Obama’s entire visit in Kuala Lumpur.
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Obama touring Masjid Negara with the Grand Imam of the National Mosque Tan Sri Dato’ As-Sheikh Ismail and Abdul Rasyid Mohd Isa.

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The trio paying some respect at the National Mausoleum.
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Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak smiles on at a joint press conference in Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.
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Najib Tun Razak posted his now infamous selfie with President Obama on Twitter, complete with an excited exclamation point in his Tweet.
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Obama does his final wave to the Malaysians as he leaves on his jet plane.