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In Alaska, President Obama Takes Over the White House Instagram

The President takes over the White House Instagram account during his trip to Alaska.

As Air Force One neared Anchorage, Alaska, President Obama grabbed a shot of Denali from the window. Just that day, the tallest mountain in North America was given back its native name.

During his visits to Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue, President Obama is seeing the effects of climate change firsthand and is sharing it directly with Americans across the country. For the first-time ever, the President is taking over the White House Instagram (and personally taking the photos!) to give you a look inside the trip, from the window of Marine One to a selfie with survivalist Bear Grylls. You can also check out his video updates and daily travelogue on Medium.

Take a look at what the President has posted so far and double tap his photos if you agree we need to take action on climate change. And be sure to keep following along at


Spectacular view from Marine One as we near Seward. -bo

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My new competition.

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A spectacular end to day two in Alaska. -bo

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