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President Barack Obama’s address to MPs and Members of the Lords
Barack Obama made history on Wednesday 25 May 2011 as the first President of the United States to give an address in Westminster Hall to Members of both Houses of Parliament.

Westminster Hall has provided the venue for the presentation of addresses to Members of both Houses of Parliament by only four other of heads of state – two Presidents of France, President Mandela of South Africa and, most recently, Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Two previous US Presidents have addressed Members of both Houses of Parliament in the Royal Gallery – President Reagan in 1982 and President Clinton in 1995.

Built in 1097, Westminster Hall is the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster.

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President Barack Obama enters the Robing Room
President Barack Obama looks at documents from the Parliamentary Archives
President Barack Obama in the Royal Gallery
President Obama with Baroness Hayman in the Prince’s Chamber
President Obama shown the woolsack and the Royal Throne
President Barack Obama in the Lords Chamber
President Barack Obama in the Chamber of the House of Lords
President Obama leaves the Lords Chamber
President Barack Obama in Central Lobby
President Barack Obama enters Members' Lobby
President Barack Obama in Members' Lobby
President Barack Obama with the Commons Speaker, John Bercow
President Barack Obama enters the Chamber of the House of Commons
President Barack Obama in the Chamber of the House of Commons
President Barack Obama in the Chamber of the House of Commons
Black Rod waits for the Presidential party in Members’ Lobby
President Barack Obama in Members' Lobby
President Barack Obama in Members' Lobby
President Barack Obama greets Members of both Houses in Westminster Hall
President Barack Obama’s address to MPs and Members of the Lords
Baroness Hayman’s speech of thanks to President Barack Obama
Lord Speaker thanks President Barack Obama
Historic Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
President Obama takes his leave of Westminster Hall
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