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Image: First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

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'Yes We Can': Obama Encourages Nation in Emotional Farewell

President Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday night in an emotional speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge.

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Image: President Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia toward Marine One while departing from the White House on Jan. 10.

President Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia toward Marine One while departing from the White House on Jan. 10.

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Image: People line a street while trying to catch a glimpse of President Obama, who was making a stop nearby on his way to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

People line a street while trying to catch a glimpse of President Obama, who was making a stop nearby on his way to deliver his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: Supporters file into the McCormick Center to see President Obama give his farewell speech on Jan. 10 in Chicago, Illinois.

Supporters file into the McCormick Center to see President Obama give his farewell speech on Jan. 10 in Chicago.

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Image: Supporters attend President Barack Obama's farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

Supporters attend President Barack Obama's farewell address. 

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Image: President Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

President Obama delivers his farewell address. 

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Image: Vice President Joe Biden (L-R), his wife Jill Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia Obama stand for the national anthem before President Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

From left, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia Obama stand for the national anthem before President Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: Guests listen as President Obama delivers a farewell speech to the nation on Jan. 10 in Chicago, Illinois.

Guests listen as President Obama delivers a farewell speech to the nation. 

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Image:President Obama speaks during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10.

President Obama speaks during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: A woman holds a photo of President Obama before he gives his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

A woman holds a photo of President Obama before he gives his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: A demonstrator holds up a banner as President Obama delivers a farewell speech to the nation on Jan. 10 in Chicago, Illinois.

A demonstrator holds up a banner as President Obama delivers a farewell speech to the nation on Jan. 10 in Chicago.

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Image: President Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

President Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia embrace as President Obama praises them during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

First lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia embrace as President Obama praises them during his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: President Obama is embraced by a woman in the crowd as he greets supporters after his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10.

President Obama is embraced by a woman in the crowd as he greets supporters after his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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Image: First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

 

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