Photos: President Obama in Cuba

President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit Cuba in 88 years

President Barack Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during a welcoming ceremony at the Palace of the Revolution, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro called on President Barack Obama on Monday to lift longstanding U.S. trade and other restrictions as he and Obama pledged to move forward with normalizing relations between Cuba and its longtime Cold War-era foe.

“This is a new day,” President Obama said, standing alongside Cuban President Raul Castro after their meeting at Havana’s Palace of the Revolution.

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