In pictures: Obama makes historic visit to Cuba

Last updated at 12:58
Obama's waves after arriving in HavanaReuters

President Obama has arrived in Cuba, an island in the Caribbean, for an historic three day visit.

Even though Cuba is less than 100 miles away from the US, the two counties fell out in 1959, and no American president has visited since then.

The fall out was because two brothers called Fidel and Raul Castro took power in a revolution.

America did not agree with how they ran the country.

Since being president, Obama has tried to make America's relationship with Cuba more friendly, and in 2015 he re-opened the US embassy which was closed 54 years earlier.

Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia arriveReuters
The whole Obama family arrived for the visit, including the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.
A family in Havana, watch TV coverage of the arrival of US President Barack Obama to CubaAFP
Local residents watched the Obama family's arrival on TV.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet children of US embassy staff in HavanaAP
Two hours after landing, Mr Obama met staff from the US embassy, saying "It is wonderful to be here."
The Obamas later began a walkabout in historic Old Havana.Reuters
Later on, the family went for a slightly wet walk around the capital city, Havana.
President Barack Obama tours Old Havana with his family at the start of a three-day visit to Cuba, in HavanaAFP
They huddled under umbrellas as they went to visit the national cathedral.
A poster in Cuba showing the two presidents.Reuters
Mr Obama will meet President Raul Castro who took power with his brother Fidel in 1954, starting the big fall-out with America.
A member of the "Ladies in White" dissident group shouts as she is led away by police officers in HavanaReuters
But not everyone is happy about the new friendship - some people think that Cuba's government treats people badly. Just before Obama arrived, protestors asking for political prisoners to be released were taken away by police.