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Here Are Some Of The Best Photos From Obama's Trips To The 50 States

05/08/2015 09:17 pm ET
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Now that President Barack Obama has visited South Dakota, he's hit all 50 states during his time in office.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush checked out all the states during their administrations, too, though George H.W. Bush made it to just 49, missing out on Vermont, according to The Washington Post.

Here are some of our favorite photos from Obama’s state visits.

  • 1 Alabama
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    President Barack Obama (second from left) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (left), a Democrat of Georgia and one of the original marchers, sing as they lead a walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle, warning their march for freedom "is not yet finished." In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama, on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest, America's first black president denounced new attempts to restrict voting rights.
  • 2 Alaska
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    President Barack Obama talks with military personnel upon arrival on Air Force One at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, November 12, 2009. Obama was on an eight-day trip to Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea, his first visit to the region as president, with a brief stop in Alaska to meet with U.S. troops.
  • 3 Arizona
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    President Barack Obama is greeted by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at Sky Harbor International Airport, March 13, 2015, in Phoenix. Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members to get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs.
  • 4 Arkansas
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    President Barack Obama speaks with resident Daniel Smith during a tour of tornado-damaged areas May 7, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Obama was surveying rebuilding efforts after tornados in the region.
  • 5 California
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    President Barack Obama smiles before boarding Marine One helicopter from a field overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, on April 4, 2013. Obama was in California to attend two DCCC fundraising events.
  • 6 Colorado
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    President Barack Obama plays a game of pool with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (center) at a local pub in Denver, Colorado, on July 8, 2014.
  • 7 Connecticut
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    President Barack Obama talks with Northeastern U.S. governors at that time before having lunch at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain, Connecticut, March 5, 2014. Seated alongside Obama were Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (left), Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (center-right), Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (right), Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.
  • 8 Delaware
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    President Barack Obama announces new national infrastructure initiative at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, in front of the I-495 Bridge, which was undergoing substantial structural repairs, on July 17, 2014. The new initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation sought to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects such as repairing roads and bridges.
  • 9 Florida
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    President Barack Obama walks on the Anhinga trail during a visit to Everglades National Park in Homestead, Florida, on April 22, 2015.
  • 10 Georgia
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    President Barack Obama (right) greets people outside Manuel's Tavern after an interview March 10, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Obama traveled to Georgia for the day where he spoke to students about affordable schooling.
  • 11 Hawaii
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    President Barack Obama has shave ice with friends at Island Snow in Kailua on January 1, 2015.
  • 12 Idaho
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    President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking on the economy at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, January 21, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-day, two-state trip to Idaho and Kansas following his State of the Union address.
  • 13 Illinois
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    President Barack Obama is briefed about an electric car by researcher Henning Lohse-Busch as he tours the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, on March 15, 2013, before speaking on American energy.
  • 14 Indiana
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    President Barack Obama (left) and Vice President Joe Biden select items from a display case during an unannounced visit to Gingerbread House Bakery November 23, 2010, in Kokomo, Indiana.
  • 15 Iowa
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    President Barack Obama greets guests after speaking about increasing access to high-speed and affordable internet at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, January 14, 2015. The town of Cedar Falls has built its own private high-speed internet network and runs it like a public utility.
  • 16 Kansas
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    President Barack Obama talks with Akira Cooper during a visit to a classroom at the Community Children's Center, one of the country's oldest Head Start providers, in Lawrence, Kansas, January 22, 2015. Obama was on the second day of a two-day, two state trip to Idaho and Kansas following his State of the Union address.
  • 17 Kentucky
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    President Barack Obama addresses troops at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, May 6, 2011, after he met and decorated the "full assault force" behind the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a White House official said. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a series of closed door meetings with special operations troops, then decorated the entire force handing out Presidential Unit Citations, the highest unit award he has the power to grant.
  • 18 Louisiana
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    President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 8, 2013. Obama arrived in New Orleans to discuss the importance of taking measures to grow the economy and create jobs by increasing U.S. exports.
  • 19 Maine
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    In this image provided by the White House, President Barack Obama (second from left), first lady Michelle Obama (right), and daughters Sasha Obama (left) and Malia Obama hike on Cadillac Mountain on July 16, 2010, in Acadia National Park, Maine. The president and his family were spending a weekend vacationing in Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • 20 Maryland
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    President Barack Obama (left) sits beside his brother-in-law Craig Robinson while attending the Green Bay versus Princeton women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament, March 21, 2015, in College Park, Maryland. President Barack Obama's niece Leslie Robinson plays for Princeton.
  • 21 Massachusetts
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    President Barack Obama greets well-wishers before boarding Air Force One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Massachusetts on August 24, 2014, as he departs Martha's Vineyard.
  • 22 Michigan
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    President Barack Obama is accompanied by Congressman Gary Peters as he orders lunch at Zingerman's on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama arrived in Michigan to speak on raising the national minimum wage. Obama unveiled a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 (7.35 euros) an hour in his State of the Union address in January as he set about closing income disparity -- an increasingly important theme in U.S. politics.
  • 23 Minnesota
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    President Barack Obama greets law enforcement officers after speaking at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center on February 4, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Obama was promoting a ban on assault weapons and expanded background checks on gun buyers.
  • 24 Mississippi
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    President Barack Obama (left) poses with a local while enjoying a snow cone following a roundtable discussion with local residents on June 14, 2010, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Obama implored Americans to visit the beaches of the southern Gulf coast, as the lucrative tourism industry fears a hammering over the BP oil disaster.
  • 25 Missouri
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    President Barack Obama (center) looks at a large soda at Arthur Bryant's Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri, before having dinner with four local residents July 29, 2014. Pictured is Mark Turner (left), Victor Fugate (second from left), Valerie McCaw (second from right) and Becky Forrest (right).
  • 26 Montana
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    President Barack Obama holds 7-month-old Matthew Ian Clark, from Bozman, Montana, following a town hall meeting on health insurance August 14, 2009, in a hangar at Gallatin Field Airport in Belgrade, Montana.
  • 27 Nebraska
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    President Barack Obama is greeted by a military personnel as he arrives at at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 13, 2012.
  • 28 Nevada
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    President Barack Obama speaks about his executive action on U.S. immigration policy at Del Sol High School on November 21, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama outlined a plan to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.
  • 29 New Hampshire
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    A woman hugs President Barack Obama after he spoke on energy policy and the economy at Nashua Community College, in Nashua, New Hampshire, March 1, 2012.
  • 30 New Jersey
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    President Barack Obama greets troops after addressing an audience of armed forces December 15, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama thanked the troops for their service and marked the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.
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