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A look back at Barack Obama's State of the Union addresses

By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM

President Barack Obama called on Congress to "fix our politics" in his final State of the Union address Tuesday.

Not too long ago, the commander in chief was delivering his annual speech with a little less gray in his hair.

Here's a look back at the president's transformation since he delivered his first address to a joint session of congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

2009
President Obama addresses Joint Session of Congress in Washington.
President Barack Obama acknowledges applause before his address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24, 2009. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi applaud at rear. In his first speech before Congress as president, he outlined his economic plan for the country. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
2010
President Obama Delivers the State of the Union Address to Congress
President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol on Jan. 27, 2010. The president spoke about the economy and healthcare reform. Photo by Tim Sloan/Pool
2011
President Obama delivers State of the Union speech in Washington
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on Jan. 25, 2011. The address focused on the economy and the creation of jobs. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool/UPI
2012
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President Barack Obama speaks during his State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on Jan. 24, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner look on. The president called for comprehensive immigration reform that would put an end to illegal immigration. Photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/UPI
2013
President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address in Washington
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Feb. 12, 2013, at the Capitol. Obama's address, the first of his second term, centered on the economy, creating jobs, climate change and bipartisan legislation on reforming immigration. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
2014
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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and the American people on Jan. 28, 2014. Behind him are Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) and Vice President Joe Biden. Obama vowed to help the middle class. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
2015
President Obama Delivers the State of the Union in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015. Seated behind Obama are Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. Obama focused on the middle class and closing "unfair" tax loopholes. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

2016

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 12, 2016. Pool photo by Evan Vucci/UPI
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