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Obama leaves Hawaii and returns to campaign trail

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Barack Obama's quick visit to the islands came to an end today.

He is the first presidential candidate in history to take two days out of the campaign, this close to the general election.

But he says, this move is all about family.

Senator Obama's jet took off from Honolulu International Airport this evening.

His motorcade escorted by Honolulu Police made its way down Lagoon Drive, to the runway.

The democratic presidential candidate's plane left Honolulu at about 5 o' clock.

Earlier today, the presidential candidate visited with his beloved tutu, which was his main objective on this trip.

It's because his 85-year-old grandmother, Madelyn Dunham is gravely ill.

Obama also took some time to take a stroll in the Punahou neighborhood, the area that he grew up in.

He did capture some attention from passer-bys and even guys on the roof.

The presidential contender arrived last night.

There was a crowd of people lined up in front of his grandmother's place on Beretania Street.

Some people had cameras, hoping to catch a glimpse of Obama.

The Punahou School grad spent about an hour visiting with his tutu before leaving for his Waikiki Hotel.

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