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Yes, US President is indeed an American

Last updated on: April 28, 2011 08:37 IST

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Seeking to put an end to a controversy over his birthplace, Barack Obama has released his birth certificate, which shows that he was born in the American state of Hawaii, making him constitutionally eligible to hold the office of US president.

With the release of his long-form birth certificate, Obama and his team hopes to put an end to the conspiracy theorists who claimed he wasn't born in the United States.

Presidents and vice presidents, according to the US Constitution, must be natural born citizens of America. Signed by the attendant, local registrar and Obama's mother, the birth certificate says that Obama was born at the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital at Honolulu in the island of Oahu in Hawaii at 7.24 pm on August 4, 1961

Let's take a look at some snapshots from Barack Obama's early years...


Image: President Barack Obama's birth certificate
Photographs: The White House/Handout
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Barack Obama playing in the ocean as a child in a family snapshot from the 1960s



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Barack Obama swinging a baseball bat as a child in an undated family snapshot



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Barack Obama with his step-father Lolo Soetoro, his sister Maya Soetoro and his mother Ann Dunham in an undated family snapshot



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Barack Obama riding a tricycle as a child in Hawaii in an undated family snapshot



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Barack Obama is seen as a child with his mother Ann Dunham in an undated family snapshot from the 1960s



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Barack Obama in the 1970s as an elementary school student at the SDN-I Menteng in Jakarta



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Barack Obama with his father Barack Obama, Sr in a family snapshot from the 1960s



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Barack Obama in an undated family snapshot



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