Photo of the Day: 19 March 2010

Photo: AP Photo This is Barry Soetoro, at a classmate's birthday party in Menteng Dalam, Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1971 He is now known...

Photo: AP Photo


This is Barry Soetoro, at a classmate's birthday party in Menteng Dalam, Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1971

He is now known as Barack Obama, President of the United States.

Many families still live there, and they shared memories of the boy they knew as Barry. Slipping his way to school along muddy lanes, holding onto his mother's hand; trying salted fish from a neighbourhood shop and mistaking it for cheese; playing with the pet crocodiles that were kept in the back garden.

Memories of the four years Obama spent in Jakarta are set to be stirred next week when he returns to the city for what is believed to be the first time since his childhood.


Update

Barack Obama has postponed his trip to Jakarta to June to stay in Washington for a final push for a U.S. healthcare overhaul.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. wow! what a name! from Barry to Barack..

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  2. Lol Barry was his nickname more probably, you know like Aggie/Agnes :P

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