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.

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By Zoe Kaiser

Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder performs as the opening act with the Chicago Children's Choir.
Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder performs as the opening act with the Chicago Children’s Choir. ()
BJ the Chicago Kid sings the national anthem before a crowd of 20,000.
BJ the Chicago Kid sings the national anthem before a crowd of 20,000. ()
Obama walks out to make his final address as president.
Obama walks out to make his final address as president. ()
Screens display the president as he speaks.
Screens display the president as he speaks. ()
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Vice President Joe Biden rises with the crowd to applaud Obama.
Vice President Joe Biden rises with the crowd to applaud Obama. ()
After finishing his speech, Obama claps at the crowd.
After finishing his speech, Obama claps at the crowd. ()
First Lady Michelle Obama hugs her husband.
First Lady Michelle Obama hugs her husband. ()
Obama leads his family onto stage, hand in hand.
Obama leads his family onto stage, hand in hand. ()
Biden greets the crowd.
Biden greets the crowd. ()
Obama points out something in the crowd to his daughter Malia Obama.
Obama points out something in the crowd to his daughter Malia Obama. ()
The massive crowd files out of the venue.
The massive crowd files out of the venue. ()