US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Sasha and Malia stand at the entrance of the 'Door of No Return' during a guided tour in Cape Coast Castle, a former slavery outpost, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on July 11, 2009.
The visit marks Obama's first to subsaharan Africa as President.
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A view of a slave fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana in 1996. Hundreds of thousands of Africans were forced through its dungeons and loaded onto slave ships anchored along the Atlantic coastline.
US President Barack Obama speaks after touring Cape Coast Castle, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on July 11, 2009. Obama and his family made a "moving" visit to a former slave trading fort in Ghana during a landmark visit to the west African country. The Obamas went on a guided tour of Cape Coast Castle, formerly one of the continent's main outposts from where countless slaves were shipped trans-Atlantic to the Americas. Obama, the son of an African immigrant, and his wife Michelle, a descendant of African slaves, were accompanied on the tour by their daughters Malia and Sasha.
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U.S. President Barack Obama leads his family from the slave holding cells inside Cape Coast Castle, a former slave holding facility, in the Ghanaian town of Cape Coast, July 11, 2009.
At Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, retracing slavery's steps