Scenes from Barack Obama's Ancestral Home in Kenya

President Obama's paternal family roots are in Kogelo, a rural town in western Kenya. In advance of POTUS's trip to Kenya this month, we're looking at the people and places in the African country who hold significance for the U.S. leader

On the day before Obama's inauguration in January 2009, villagers in Kogelo celebrate with American flag posters featuring the then-President-elect's photo.