Meet the ‘chubby boy with the curly hair’

New photographs of Barack Obama's childhood in Indonesia emerge

Grinning happily at the camera, this is Barry Soetoro, the cherubic little boy who went on to become America’s first black president.

The charming images taken at a child’s birthday party in Jakarta 40 years ago were released as Indonesia prepares to welcome Barack Obama back to the country for the first time since he became president.

The Asia-Pacific tour will also take in Australia and Guam and has been described as an ‘extremely important trip’ involving ‘important partners’, a White House spokesman said.

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