Obama and family head to Hawaii for his final holiday as US president

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for Hawaii.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for Hawaii.

Washington Barack Obama is travelling to Hawaii with his family for his final holiday as US president.

Obama, who was born in Hawaii, departed on Friday evening for Honolulu along with his wife Michelle and his daughters Sasha and Malia.

From there the Obamas will travel to the town of Kailua where they have spent previous holidays together.

Obama waves as he leaves the podium at his last news conference of the year.
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Obama waves as he leaves the podium at his last news conference of the year.

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On December 27, Obama will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the site of the 1941 Japanese attack that sparked the entry of the US into World War II.

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