Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
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Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (pictured here in the center photograph), was not a regular presence in his life. Barack Sr., a member of the Luo tribe, was born in Nyang'oma Kogelo, Kenya. In 1959 he entered the University of Hawaii. In a Russian class he met Ann Dunham, whom he married in 1960. The couple's only son, Barack Jr., was born the following year. This photograph of the wall in the home of Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, in the village of Kogelo, was taken on 5 February 2008.