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(PHOTOS) The Door of No Return: the last stop of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The House of Slaves on Senegal’s Gorée Island is believed to be one of the the final exit points for many slaves from Africa being brought to the Americas.

THE HOUSE OF SLAVES and its Door of No Return on Gorée Island, Senegal, is believed to be one of the the final exit points for many slaves from Africa being brought to the Americas.

US President Barack Obama arrived the UNESCO World Heritage site yesterday, when he described the visit as a “very powerful moment”.

Obama and his family currently on a visit too a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa.

(PHOTOS) The Door of No Return: the last stop of the Atlantic Slave Trade
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, family members, and staff arrive by boat to Goree Island, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    Goree Island, Senegal, home to the The House of Slaves and its Door of No Return, is seen, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade. President Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    The House of Slaves, the red building on the right, is seen on Goree Island, Senegal, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade. President Barack Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    Senegalese soldiers stand guard near the slave house on Goree Island, ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    Locals wait for President Barack Obama to shake hands after his tour of Goree Island, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    A young resident of Goree Island waves American and Senegalese flags, as residents awaited a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    A crowd watches as President Barack Obama takes a tour of Goree Island, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    First lady Michelle Obama leaves a tour of Goree Island on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. From left, Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, and Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    U.S. President Barack Obama takes a tour of Goree Island on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    President Barack Obama pauses during a statement after taking a tour of Goree Island, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand together in the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    President Barack Obama looks out of the "door of no return" during a tour of Goree Island, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. The "door of no return" was the entrance to the slave ships. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Goree Island

    U.S. President Barack Obama looks out to sea through the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    A woman is seen fanning herself through the 'Door of No Return,' during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    A man is seen through the 'Door of No Return,' as security and protocol agents prepare for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama, at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    U.S. President Barack Obama looks out of the "door of no return" during a tour of Goree Island on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. The "door of no return" was the entrance to the slave ships. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, left, talks with Slave House curator Eloi Coly, as they look out to sea through the 'Door of No Return,' on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across the Atlantic Ocean into slavery, a 'very powerful moment.' President Obama was in Dakar Thursday as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Goree Island

    People visit The House of Slaves on Goree Island, Senegal, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade. President Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    The House of Slaves is seen on Goree Island, Senegal, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade. President Barack Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    A slave room is seen in The House of Slaves, Goree Island, Senegal, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade. President Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    A slave room is seen in The House of Slaves, Goree Island. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    The Door of No Return in House of Slaves, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade, is seen on Goree Island, Senegal, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, President Obama will visit the island Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama and his family will visit a three African countries, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Goree Island

    The Door of No Return in House of Slaves, a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade, is seen on Goree Island, Senegal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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