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Donald Trump, Melania meet Barack Obama, Michelle ahead of oath-taking ceremony. See pics

Outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle warmly welcomed Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House just hours before the swearing-in of the 45th President of the US.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2017 21:33 IST
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington.(AP Photo)

Outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle warmly welcomed Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House just hours before the swearing-in of the 45th President of the US.

Trump’s motorcade arrived at the White House where the Obamas were waiting to welcome them. As Trump’s car stopped in the driveway, he gave a thumbs-up to the Obamas waiting on top of the stairs in the porch.

US President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the final time as sitting president, at the White House in Washington. (REUTERS)

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they await for the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania, at the White House in Washington. (AP)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet President-elect Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. (AP)

As the Obamas warmly greeted the Trumps, the outgoing President asked his successor, “How are you, How was Church,” referring to the church service that the Trumps attended earlier in the morning before arriving at the White House. (AP)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) greet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania for tea before the inauguration at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (REUTERS)

President Barack Obama greets Melania Trump as first lady Michelle Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump. (AP)

US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania presented a gift to US first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. (REUTERS)

Melania Trump presented a Tiffany gift to Michelle Obama. (REUTERS)

As the four prepared to stand for an official photo, Obama remarked to Trump “now you get used to the protocol.” (REUTERS)

The presidential couples will have tea before leaving together for the US Capitol where Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the President. (AP)