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Social Media Erupts As President Barack Obama Visits Cuba

Features & Advice | Gabe Zaldivar | March 21, 2016

Social Media Erupts As President Barack Obama Visits Cuba

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President Barack Obama is traveling to Cuba, which is something only a select few Americans can claim to have done. Thankfully, we now live in a world wherein we can see how this momentous occasion unfolds.

As has been well reported, Obama is the first president to drop by Cuba in 88 years, ending a drought that was started the second Calvin Coolidge left for American shores.

It’s a visit that represents an evolution in the relationship between our two countries, which invariably means that millions of Americans will be introduced to Cuba firsthand as the borders between the nations continue to open.

As we previously mentioned, the initial throes have been well documented throughout social media.

So let’s take a quick look at Obama’s first trip to Cuba.

Here are a few images snapped off from Pete Souza, who is the official White House photographer, including one of Obama catching his first glimpse of Cuba.

Caption: “Landing in Havana yesterday aboard Air Force One.”

Caption: “The First Lady with Malia and Sasha at La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana.”

And here is a collection of images from various stages of the current presidential Cuban trip.

Caption: “A day after making a historic arrival in #Cuba, President #Obama met Monday with Raul #Castro, the leader of the authoritarian regime here, as part of his efforts to elicit change on the island.”

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