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Barack Obama has been filmed placing what is believed to be a letter to incoming US President Donald Trump in a drawer in the White House.
The outgoing president then took his final walk through the White House gardens, as he prepares to handover to Mr Trump.
He waved at photographers and said "thank you" when asked if he had any final words for the American people.
Outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife were also pictured taking a final stroll through the White House gardens, ahead of Mr Trump's inauguration.
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Oman has announced it has given "temporary residency" to 10 prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay as Barack Obama continues his push to shrink the prison's population before leaving the White House.
President Obama pledged to shut the base down at the controversial Cuba-based US military prison when he campaigned for the presidency in 2008.
He last secured the release of prisoners in August 2016 before Oman's foreign ministry confirmed the latest transfer in a statement.
To meet a request by the US government to assist in settling the issue of the detainees at Guantanamo, out of consideration of their humanitarian situation, 10 people released from that prison arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for a temporary residency.
The outgoing president's declared commitment to transfers from 'Gitmo' earlier this month remains in direct opposition to his successor, who tweeted:
There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.
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