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7 Poignant Moments From Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago

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    President Barack Obama gave thanks to Chicago, where he got his start in politics, in his farewell presidential speech Tuesday night. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    President Barack Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night at McCormick Place on Chicago’s South Side to cheers of “four more years” from a crowd of approximately 18,000.

    The outgoing commander in chief touted many accomplishments from tracking down Osama bin Laden to rebooting the auto industry—along with a few emotional and personal messages of thanks to the city of Chicago and those he loves.

    Here’s a look at some of the poignant moments of his final speech as president.

    “My turn to say thanks”: Obama figures out who he is, searches for a purpose in life on the streets of Chicago

    “My turn to say thanks”: Obama figures out who he is, searches for a purpose in life on the streets of Chicago“My turn to say thanks”: Obama figures out who he is, searches for a purpose in life on the streets of Chicago (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    Jobs, Cuba, marriage equality and the “mastermind behind 9/11”: Obama touts accomplishments

    Jobs, Cuba, marriage equality and the “mastermind behind 9/11”: Obama touts accomplishmentsJobs, Cuba, marriage equality and the “mastermind behind 9/11”: Obama touts accomplishmentsno description (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    The imperative peaceful transfer of power “from one freely elected president to the next”

    The imperative peaceful transfer of power “from one freely elected president to the next”The imperative peaceful transfer of power “from one freely elected president to the next” (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    On the changing of hearts, diversity and lessons from Atticus Finch

    On the changing of hearts, diversity and lessons from Atticus FinchOn the changing of hearts, diversity and lessons from Atticus Finch (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    “Maybe you still can’t believe we pulled this whole thing off”: The first lady’s standing ovation

    “Maybe you still can’t believe we pulled this whole thing off”: The first lady’s standing ovation“Maybe you still can’t believe we pulled this whole thing off”: The first lady’s standing ovation (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    With pride, Obama thanks his daughters Sasha and Malia

    With Pride, Obama Thanks Daughters Sasha and MaliaWith Pride, Obama Thanks Daughters Sasha and MaliaAt his farewell address in Chicago, the president explained why he was proud of his daughters. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017)

    The “best” decision he made as a nominee, Obama thanks Vice President Joe Biden

    Obama Thanks 'Brother' Biden in Farewell AddressObama Thanks 'Brother' Biden in Farewell AddressPresident Barack Obama says choosing Joe Biden to be his vice president was the first and best choice he made during a farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 10, 2016. (Published Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017)