Photos: Obama’s trip to East Africa is prime time for Obamabilia sales
Spoted in Dar es Salaam.
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Barack Obama arrives in Kenya today, July 24, before making his way on to Ethiopia. It is his first trip to his father’s homeland as president of the United States, and the first visit to either country by a sitting American president.
Despite personal ties to Kenya, the cult of Obama doesn’t stop at the border. Since his election in 2008, Obama has captured the imagination of people across Africa. From Guinea to Tanzania, the US president’s likeness can now be spotted on everything from printed scarves to hotel signs. Below, a brief tour of Obamabilia across the continent:
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