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Read the full text of US President Barack Obama's farewell speech

James Tennent
Read the full text of US President Barack Obama's farewell speech

Outgoing US President Barack Obama took to a stage in Chicago on Tuesday (10 January) night at 9pm EST (2am GMT) to give his final address. Amongst warnings about the challenges facing democracy and listing his achievements in office, Obama came close to tears as he thanked his wife and children for their efforts over the past eight years. Below is the full transcript of his farewell speech, as provided by the White House.