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Obama's historic Alaska visit

Updated 5:00 PM ET, Fri September 4, 2015
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U.S. President Barack Obama says hello to puppies belonging to musher John Baker (second from the right) in Kotzebue, Alaska, on September 2, 2015. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama stops to look at sea lions at Fox Island while taking a boat tour to see the effects of global warming in Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska, on Tuesday, September 1. Obama is visiting Alaska this week to underscore the effects of global warming, which is being blamed for the faster melting of glaciers and more severe wildfires in the region. He will be the first sitting President to visit the Arctic. Andrew Harnik/AP
Obama speaks to members of the media while on a hike to the Exit Glacier in Seward on September 1. Andrew Harnik/AP
Obama greets people in downtown Seward on September 1. Andrew Harnik/AP
Obama speaks during a visit to the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska, on September 1. Andrew Harnik/AP
Obama speaks at the State Department-sponsored GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday, August 31. Mandel Ngan/AFP//Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sits in the audience before Obama spoke at the conference on August 31. Andrew Harnik/AP
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Obama after the President spoke at the conference on August 31. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
People gather outside the convention center before Obama's speech. Andrew Harnik/AP
Obama greets well-wishers upon arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base on August 31. Mandel NganAFP/Getty Images
The mountain Denali, top center, is seen from a window of Air Force One as the plane approached Anchorage on August 31. Obama formally changed the name of America's tallest mountain, which used to be called Mt. McKinley. Native Alaskans sought the name change for decades. Andrew Harnik/AP
Prior to traveling to Anchorage, Obama steps off Marine One before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Andrew Harnik/AP