[Accra, Ghana, July 11. Image via Getty.]

US President Barack Obama (L) tours the La General Hospital in Accra on July 11, 2009. The visit marks Obama's first to subsaharan African as president. Huge crowds lined the streets of Accra hoping to catch a glimpse of the first black US president, the son of an African immigrant, after he arrived from the Group of Eight summit in Italy. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)