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August 6th, 2009
04:57 PM ET

For Obama, around the world in 200 days

Program Note: Watch Tom Foreman's report on President Obama's second 100 days in office tonight on AC360° at 10p ET. Also, don't forget to grade the Obama Administration and Congress on how they have handled their second 100 days in office.

Robert Yoon
CNN Sr. Research Analyst

Before Barack Obama was elected president, he promised to restore America's stature in the world by meeting with world leaders. During his first 200 days in office, he has spent a good deal of time abroad, traveling to a total of 14 countries. To see where he's been, check out the map below. The number on each location tells the day in office on which the President visited that location. Full listings of locations are below the images.


Graphic by: Jacob Smilovitz, AC360° Intern

First 100 days:
Day 31 2/19/2009 Obama travels to Ottawa, Canada, his first foreign trip as president
Day 71 3/31/2009 Obama travels to London for the G-20 economic summit
Day 74 4/3/2009 Obama travels to Strasbourg, France
Day 74 4/3/2009 Obama travels to Baden-Baden, Germany
Day 74 4/3/2009 Obama departs Germany and return to Strasbourg, France
Day 75 4/4/2009 Obama departs France and travel to Prague, the Czech Republic
Day 76 4/5/2009 Obama departs Prague for Ankara, Turkey
Day 77 4/6/2009 Obama travels from Ankara to Istanbul, Turkey
Day 78 4/7/2009 Obama departs Istanbul, Turkey, and heads to Baghdad, Iraq
Day 87 4/16/2009 Obama travels to Mexico City, Mexico
Day 88 4/17/2009 Obama departs Mexico and heads to Port of Spain, Trinidad

Second 100 days:
Day 134 6/2/2009 Obama travels to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the first stop on a trip through the Middle East
Day 135 6/3/2009 Obama departs Saudi Arabia for Cairo, Egypt
Day 136 6/4/2009 Obama departs Egypt and travels to Dresden, Germany
Day 137 6/5/2009 Obama departs Germany and meets up with his family in Paris, France
Day 167 7/5/2009 The Obamas departs DC for a week-long trip to Russia, Italy, and Ghana
Day 170 7/8/2009 The Obamas depart Moscow and head to Rome, Italy for the G-8 summit
Day 172 7/10/2009 The Obamas depart Rome, Italy and head to Ghana

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. meenas17

    200 days of Obama, makes a senible work schedule of the President.. More so , Obama has been around the world ,say for eighty days

    August 7, 2009 at 8:12 am |
  2. mario

    Well say

    August 7, 2009 at 6:26 am |
  3. Barbara McInturff

    I am proud of our new President and commend him for following through to the best of his ability on the promises he has made: with the economy (although it isn't on track, as yet) it is turning around, the restoring of our relations with other world leaders (money well spent on air fare!), and the model he is being to us of how we are meant to treat one another (including the dignity shown to other world leaders). I am looking forward to the next 100 days and his accomplishment of health care reform (finally) which will make possible affordable coverage for ALL people. Thank You!

    August 7, 2009 at 3:22 am |
  4. kt

    the president of the united sates has the right to travel to any country he/she wants to in order to deliver his/her message etc. the fact that he is black he has been scrutinized more than any other president. what i cant stand is americans being hypocrites. our previous leaders have given all of our technology to foreign countries, allowed japanese to dominate our automotive economy, whats next the aircraft industry. so americans should look to the past to understand why were in the position we are in today. how can we live in a country with so much knowledge available yet we be so ignorant. how many americans know about the economy and why is it easier for a foreigner to start a business but not a black man with a degree, is this simply another means of controlling. why are the majority of the grocery stores owned and gas stations owned by foreigners yet we worry about terrorist. why are quick to go to war and stimulate another country but not have summer job programs to train kids and hopefully save a few thousands from turning to illegal means of economic survival, do we want x amount of minorities in the prison system to keep down the chance of more economic success of certain ethnic groups. yes obama may be doing too much too soon but i dont see republicans saying lets bring together a plan we both like, there are too many hands in the pot, too many people especially the rich americans that will always profit from war, imports, giving away technology etc. america has forgotten its focus, simply to dominate economically, its ok to import foreign cars but we should have limited this, we should have looked at gm chrysler ford and told them to change a long time ago. if white america was focused on america they would have done this instead they made flex fuel vehicles for foreign countries not improve quality, let anyone sell mortgages, didnt have common sense to regulate and this all could have been avoided. i remember a documentary on cnbc that a Jordanian with a 3rd grade education was one of the riches mortgage financiers in america who screwed his clients and now probaly living the good life somewhere along with all the other foriegners that have gotten rich off america.

    August 7, 2009 at 2:55 am |
  5. nea-nea

    Some of you will criticize this President no matter what because the truth of the matter is you want him to fail. He have been called every name in the book a muslim, socialist, a racist a person that pals around with terroists and many other names im sure. People even complain that he is spending too much but i bet the same ones thats complaing is getting government help. But suppose their was no government programs out there to help people. like medicare,medicaid, unemployent benefits, section 8 food stamps wic, financial aide and many other, these same government programs help the less fortunate and the poor. So be careful how you complain the government is spending too much because there might come a time you may need the government to help you.

    August 7, 2009 at 2:32 am |
  6. gmerx

    I would have hoped that we have learned from the current economic crisis that short-term planning and the expectation of overnight miracles only lead to errors in judgment and half-baked strategies.

    Yet CNN now hyperpromotes its so-called "report card" of executive and legislative branches _every 100 days_, leveraging its extraordinary public power to create artificial pressures and urgencies that cannot possibly lead to improved results.

    Why expect great progress in as short a period as 100 days? This is not only unrealistic, but also creates the kind of unhealthy pressure to achieve short-term results that nearly ruined our financial system.

    G. Merx, PhD, San Diego, CA

    August 7, 2009 at 2:13 am |
  7. Anika

    As we, as a nation give President Obama and his administration the scrutiny and microscopic report card, I don’t ever recant seeing such a lynching of any administration done like this before. If President Obama were not African American, and administrated the way he is brilliantly doing now, what report card would you give him then?

    I give the President of the United States, Barak Obama, an A++++ just for surviving the primaries and the campaign. I give President Obama an A+++ for navigating us through so many different crisis at one time and then getting Americans out of harms way an individual at a time (against the Somali pirates), two at a time (the two journalists) and the country in all of the inherited deficits that we received on January 20th. And with all of the resistance, President Obama still performs brilliantly.

    I give him an A++ for keeping his mouth shut and not letting our enemies know every move we make. When there could have been a threat against Hawaii from Korea, President Obama reassured us without leaking our strategy that we were ready for any opposition. By the way, who sold the Koreans those weapons that they are testing?

    In lieu of some of the media calling him President Obama, they are just saying Obama which proves that racism still exists in America. Republicans and some Democrats alike resist President Obama’s policies and efforts to administrate just to come to the playground and kick sand in his eyes, just to be difficult. Which is STUPID and childish and un-sportsman-like. We are sitting on the most powerful soil in the world and the people who are supposed to support the people are opposing the people’s President. It’s ridiculous that we are jeopardizing such a strategic and tragic time in history and not capitalizing on it because we have a historically enhanced regime.

    Our country is recovering from a close call with economic demise and we are fighting the Commander in Chief who is trying to lead us into a healthier economy instead of supporting him and it is simply because he does not fit the status quo. And that is the ignorance that we still face as a brilliant country. It’s pathetic.

    The media, the left and right aisles need to closely grade themselves and ask why they want to lynch and oppose this administration and ask why they are so resistant to President Obama.

    President Obama needs to skip a grade and go to the next level as he has done brilliantly in the first 6 months of his presidency. All hail the Chief, President Barak Obama, he passes his first 6 months with flying colors.

    August 7, 2009 at 1:33 am |
  8. drkate4justice

    Ah yes, and since he's been on the road:

    *Korea has launched 6 missiles
    *Russian subs are patrolling US shores
    *Iran killed democracy protesters
    *Bankrupt the US economy
    *Thousands of US taxpayer dollars in dates with Michelle
    *Bankrolling his 'friends' like Reggie Love
    *7,000,000 jobs LOST

    Oh, and he bowed to the Saudi King, reduced our missile defense, failed on the pirates, sat and said nothing while Ortega excoriated the us.

    Phew! the loss of America in less than 200 days. A system in place for 233 years, ruined in 200 days.

    Thanks obama.

    August 7, 2009 at 12:04 am |
  9. abumoham99

    Barack should have read Bahrabian Bacchanal- The Untold Story about Arabia before going to Saudi.

    August 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm |
  10. Lori

    Yeah he travels abroad to grovel at the feet of other countries; apologizing for the way our country lives. Apologizing for our Freedoms. As a soldier, I am embarrassed and as a Citizen we have exactly what was promised. CHANGE...but not any that I can count on. Pour out the coolaid. Hard work and haste don't make for good, quantative decision making. He is a patsy for Pelosi and the rest of those "people".

    August 6, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  11. Annie Kate

    Obama needs to let his Sec. of State do the foreign work most of the time and he needs to concentrate on the domestic issues – there are certainly enough issues to keep him busy for quite a while. Each minute Obama spends on other things like foreign diplomacy, etc, more people become unemployed or on welfare or told their benefits have run out yet they still have their families to feed and provide shelter for. Obama needs to stay with the economic issues until the jobs go up and people who are unemployed are able to retain a posiion that pays them a living wage – close to or even higher than what they made before. Tell Obama that it's the economy that matters right now.

    August 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm |
  12. Carolyn Bembry

    The disturbed Republicians and some Conservative Democrates, are telling everyone that they want their old United States back. Your old so called United States policys were full of curruption that caused our economic downfall long before President Obama touched foot in the White House. Thanks to Bush and Cheney and his catering to the rich. You have had your chance now give the young people theirs, and pass the health care bill. There is no fool worst than a old fool with old idea's. Help the needy not the greedy!

    August 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm |
  13. George J.

    It doesn't matter what Barack, says, he is the hardest working president that I have ever seen. Even though many people may doubt his ideas, people are generally used to the status quo and do not want to change. Just like when the rest of the world went to the metric system and the US would not comply, Spoiled we are.

    August 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  14. dePaul Consiglio

    I think that President Obama is living up to his promise to restore confidence in the United States.
    Its going to take some doing, and Rome wasn't built in a day,but I think that by the end of this administration he will have accomplished it.

    Regards,
    dePaul Consiglio

    August 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  15. RLWellman

    Taxpayer money flying right out the window! Our economy is in the tank, but he takes time to fly all over the world!

    August 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm |