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Photos: A brief timeline of Obama’s historic jaunt to Cuba

On March 20, US president Barack Obama landed in Cuba with his family, becoming the first US president to visit Cuba since 1928. He urged the island’s residents to let hostile bygones be bygones—“I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War,” he told crowds at the Gran Teatro in Havana on Mar. 21.

Below, see photos of his historic trip:

March 20: Air Force One carrying the Obama family flies over Havana.

Air Force One carrying Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport
Reuters/Alberto Reyes

Watching for a glimpse of the US president during his visit to Cathedral Square in Old Havana.

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AP/Rebecca Blackwell

March 21: Obama meets with Cuban entrepreneurs.

People take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama as he attends a meeting with entrepreneurs in Havana
Reuters/Ivan Alvarado (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)

Cubans line the road to see Obama make his way to a meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Cubans line the road to see the motorcade of U.S. President Barack Obama as he is driven to a meeting with Cuban's President Raul Castro on the second day of Obama's visit to Cuba, in Havana
Reuters/Carlos Barria (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

A Cuban man waiting in the rain for the presidential convoy to pass by.

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AP/Rebecca Blackwell

Obama arrives at the Palacio de la Revolucion in Havana.

Obama arrives with a diplomatic entourage to greet Castro at the Palacio de la Revolucion in Havana
Obama arrives at the Palacio de la Revolucion in Havana. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Obama and Castro at a news conference.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro attend a news conference as part of President Obama's three-day visit to Cuba, in Havana
Reuters/Carlos Barria (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Michelle Obama with Cuban students at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama meets with Cuban students at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano in Havana
Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

Not everyone appreciated the diplomatic gesture—also on March 21, people in Little Havana, Miami, protested Obama’s visit.

People protest U.S. President Barack Obama's state visit to Cuba by running a heavy roller over signs and pictures in the Little Havana section of Miami
Reuters/Carlo Allegri (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

March 22: Cuban choreographer Alicia Alonso receives applause before Obama’s arrival at the Gran Teatro in Havana.

Trip of US President Barack Obama to Cuba
(EPA/Michael Reynolds)

Castro and Obama attend an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team.

US President Obama at baseball friendly game in Cuba
(EPA/Michael Reynolds)

The Cuban national team and kids as the Cuban national anthem plays.

US President Obama at baseball friendly game in Cuba
(EPA/Michael Reynolds)

Heading home on Air Force One.

US President Obama visits Cuba
(EPA/Orlando Barria)
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