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Obama Visits Grieving Oso Community After Mudslide

Image: U.S. President Barack Obama hugs a first responder after touring the mud slide damage in Oso, Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs a first responder after touring the mud slide damage in Oso, Wash., on April 22. LARRY DOWNING / Reuters

President Barack Obama visited the small town of Oso, Wash. on Tuesday, meeting with first responders and community members and praising the town for its strength following the massive mudslide that claimed the lives of more than three dozen people in March.

Above, President Obama hugs a first responder after speaking to recovery workers and community members at the Oso Fire Department in Oso, Wash., on April 22.

Image: Marine One, carrying U.S. President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash.
Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on April 22, the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March. CAROLYN KASTER / Pool via AFP - Getty Images