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Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press
President Barack Obama reacts to a questions asked by a member of the foreign press during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.

The nation's president turned 55 today, the same day that his approval ratings rose to 54 percent, according to CNN and ORC International.

Here are some significant moments and tributes from President Barack Obama's birthday. (Also, visit his Twitter page to see fun balloons and sign his birthday card):


"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

Read more quotes from the president, compiled by International Business Times.


When first lady Michelle Obama tweeted this adorable message:


Also, this from vice-president Joe Biden:


As a tribute to the president's fancy footwork, CBS compiled a video of his best moves:


President Obama wrote an exclusive piece on feminism for Glamour that ran on his birthday.


Twitter informed us that Obama shares a birthday with John Venn:


Obama also got a shout out from a former president:


We saw a throwback to a tongue-in-cheek satire about the ongoing opposition between the president and Republican members of Congress:


From his childhood in Hawaii until now, see these pictures of Obama aggregated by Politico.