Obamas Arrive at White House

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 10, 2008 1:17 PM CST
Bush and Obama at the White House.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have arrived at the White House for a visit, his first since last week's landslide election victory. President Bush and first lady Laura Bush were at the North Portico of the White House to greet the Obamas on a sunny fall day with moderate temperatures and colorful but fading autumn leaves.

Their arrival had the look of a foreign head-of-state visit, without the fife-and-drum bands, speeches, and official pageantry. The Obamas stepped out of a black limousine and were welcomed by the Bushes. The four then proceeded into the Executive Mansion, which the Obamas will call home in a little more than 2 months.