President Obama visits Alaska

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President Barack Obama and a National Park Service Park Ranger talk about the rapid retreat of Bear Glacier during a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 near Seward, Alaska.
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Heavily armed members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and President Barack Obama's security detail patrolled the Seward dock on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 during the president's visit to the coastal village.
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President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of media at the Seward City Dock before embarking on a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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A stellar sea lion basks in the sun in the Kenai Fjords on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 near Seward, Alaska.
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At Bear Glacier President Barack Obama talks about the rapid retreat of ice and the large pieces calving off of the main body of ice during a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 near Seward, Alaska.
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President Barack Obama sits on the deck of a boat with a Park Ranger during a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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President Barack Obama stands at the bow of the Viewfinder on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 during a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska.
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President Barack Obama sits on the deck of the Viewfinder during a tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park on Sept. 1, 2015 near Seward, Alaska.
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President Barack Obama gives a man a high-five at the Seward Dock on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Rebekka Federer chases her two-year-old son Finn as he runs along the Seward Highway looking for his bicycle while police officers attempt to move a crowd away from Airport Road where President Barack Obama's motorcade drove to reach Exit Glacier on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Steve Jones, dressed as "Frost Paw" the polar bear, waves to President Barack Obama's motorcade as it heads toward Exit Glacier on Tuesday August 31, 2015 in Seward, Alaska. Jones, a representative from the Center for Biological Diversity, gathered with a crowd of activists along the Seward Highway waving signs to encourage the President to take action on climate change.
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A woman photographs an Osprey as it lands near Airport Road on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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An Osprey lands at the Seward Airport in advance of President Barack Obama's arrival on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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Hundreds of people gathered along the Seward Highway waiting to catch a glimpse of the presidential motorcade on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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A crowd waves and photographs the presidential motorcade as it heads toward Exit Glacier on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Several signs dotted the Seward Highway on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2015 where President Barack Obama will visit Exit Glacier and the Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska.
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Several signs dotted the Seward Highway on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2015 where President Barack Obama will visit Exit Glacier and the Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama gives a child a high-five as he meets invited guests during his arrival at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage with Gov. Bill Walker on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

A videographer runs to photograph Justin Penny of Anchorage who said he felt like dressing up for President Barack Obama's visit to Anchorage on Monday. Penny was one of the invited guest that was on hand to view Air Force One landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Bill Walker are greeted by Walker's wife, Donna, Anchorage's Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, left, Sen. Dan Sullivan, center background, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, right, in front of Air Force One after landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage with Gov. Bill Walker on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Steve Jones, of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, demonstates outside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama speaks at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience as Secretary of State John Kery listens at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell holds a press conference at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center on Monday while attending the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience in Anchorage.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Pres. Barack Obama greets each of the foreign ministers attending the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience after his speech to close the event in Anchorage on Monday.
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James Brooks | Juneau Empire

A military Black Hawk helicopter flies over downtown Anchorage during President Barack Obama's visit on Monday.
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James Brooks | Juneau Empire

Julia Bevins, left, of Anchorage and Steve Jones of San Francisco wear polar bear costumes during a climate action rally on the Park Strip in Anchorage on Monday.
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James Brooks | Juneau Empire

A group of President Barack Obama supporters march their downtown on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Olivia Carr-Odom talks about President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska while working her "Simply Southern" food booth at the Anchorage Market & Festival on Sunday. She is a 45 year resident in Alaska.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Sophie Nethercut, left, of the Sitka Conservation Society, Steve Jones, of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, center, and Elaine Schroeder of Juneau work during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Gee Won Anderson, owner of a Japanese restaurant in downtown Anchorage, shows her support of President Barack Obama on Sunday, a day before he arrives to speak at the the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Sophie Nethercut, left, of the Sitka Conservation Society, works with others from around the state during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Anchorage police blocks streets as Secretary of State John Kerry and his staff and security arrive Sunday in a convey of vehicles at the downtown Hilton Hotel for the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

People paint signs during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Margo Waring and Doug Mertz of Juneau paints signs with Steve Jones of the Center for Biological Diversity during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Robert Jaro of Sutton, Alaska, talks about President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska while working his "Antique Pocket Watches" booth at the Anchorage Market & Festival on Sunday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Mike Bloom talks about President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska while working his t-shirt booth at the Anchorage Market & Festival on Sunday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Elaine Schroeder works on a sign during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Anne and Barry Lucas of Montrose, Australia, talk about President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska while shopping at the Anchorage Market & Festival on Sunday.
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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Former Juneau Rep. Beth Kurttula, and now Director of the National Oceans Council under President Barack Obama, checks in with John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, check in at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage for the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, on Sunday.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Bryant DeHusson, of Anchorage, hands out free t-shirts bearing the slogan "The People vs. Shell" as hundreds crowd along the Seward Highway hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obamaon Tuesday Setp. 1, 2015 during his visit to Seward, Alaska.
 

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