US President Barack Obama delivers a memorable final State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress urging Americans to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House. AP

The presidential limo is seen as US President Barack Obama arrives for the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on January, 12 2016. AFP PHOTO / POOL / YURI GRIPAS / AFP / YURI GRIPAS

The presidential limo is seen as US President Barack Obama arrives for the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill. AFP

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) waves, as Jill Biden (R) wife of US Vice President Joe Biden looks on before the arrival of US President Barack Obama before the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address, perhaps the last big opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden wife of US Vice President Joe Biden at the State of the Union Address. AFP

US President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB

US President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his final State of the Union Address. The president's address to both chambers of Congress and a prime-time television audience was meant to both shape his legacy and put his imprint squarely on the race to succeed him. AFP

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R), R-WI, and US Vice President Joe Biden (L) shake hands with US President Barack Obama before the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address Tuesday, perhaps the last big opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB

House Speaker Paul Ryan and US Vice President Joe Biden shake hands with US President Barack Obama before the State of the Union Address. About 30 minutes into the address, Ryan's office released a statement that Obama's speech "isn't going so well". AFP

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks during the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address Tuesday, perhaps the last big opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB

US President Barack Obama addressing the Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington. AFP

Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin applause President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US President Barack Obama speaks as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden look. While Obama touted a new effort led by Biden, his speech was severely criticized by Ryan. AFP


Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 12:18 PM

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