Photo Essay: Obama Says Goodbye

Obama delivered his farewell address on January 10 in McCormick Place, to a crowd of 20,000, including some University of Chicago students who were able to obtain tickets.

By Zoe Kaiser

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January 11, 2017

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Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder performs as the opening act with the Chicago Children's Choir.

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BJ the Chicago Kid sings the national anthem before a crowd of 20,000.

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Obama walks out to make his final address as president.

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Screens display the president as he speaks.

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Vice President Joe Biden rises with the crowd to applaud Obama.

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After finishing his speech, Obama claps at the crowd.

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs her husband.

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Obama leads his family onto stage, hand in hand.

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Biden greets the crowd.

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Obama points out something in the crowd to his daughter Malia Obama.

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The massive crowd files out of the venue.

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