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From the Archives: President Obama Travels to Russia, Italy, and Ghana

Check out a photo gallery from President Obama's 2009 trip to Russia, Italy, and Ghana.

On July 5, 2009, President Obama embarked on an official international trip, making stops in Russia, Italy, and Ghana. He met with then-Russian President Medvedev in Moscow to discuss a “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations, attended the G-8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy, met the Pope at the Vatican, and gave an important foreign policy speech in Ghana, laying out his vision for human rights and democracy in Africa’s future.

White House photographers captured many behind-the-scenes moments from the trip, and shared some of the best images on the White House Flickr feed. Check out the slideshow below, or head over to Flickr to see the full-size gallery.