Bill and Hillary Clinton: Their lives in pictures


The Clintons are one of the most famous political couples in the world - one a former president of the United States, the other a presidential candidate and former secretary of state.

But where did they begin? How did they get here?

We look at a history of their careers and lives through pictures.

1. The couple enter the White House to attend a dinner honouring the nation's governors in 1979.

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary enter the White House Feb. 27, 1979 to attend a dinner honoring the nation's governors.
(Barry Thumma/AP)

2. Bill and Hillary welcome their daughter Chelsea in March 1980.

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, wife Hillary Rodham, 33, and week-old baby daughter Chelsea pose for a family picture, March 5, 1980.
(Donald R. Broyles/AP)

3. Two years later, they celebrate Bill's victory as the Democratic candidate for Arkansas Governor.

Former Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, celebrate his victory in the Democratic runoff on June 8, 1982 in Little Rock, Ark. Clinton defeated former Lt. Gov. Joe Purcell.

4. The couple arrive at the White House for dinner in 1986.

Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary arrive for dinner at the White House Sunday evening, Feb. 23, 1986.
(Ron Edmonds/PA)

5. Bill Clinton announces his bid for the presidency in November 1991.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton is joined by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea, left, on the day he announced his bid for the presidency in Little Rock, Arkansas on Nov. 3, 1991.

6. Here they are on the campaign trail together.

Framed by a huge American flag, Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton wave to supporters during a rally at a downtown Chicago hotel Tuesday, March 17, 1992.
(Charles Bennett/AP)

7. In January 1993, Bill Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States - here he is taking his oath.

William Jefferson
(Ed Reinke/AP)

8. The couple settle into their new roles.

President Bill Clinton gestures while speaking to a group including senior citizens following his weekly radio address in the Oval Office in Washington, July 29, 1995 as first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton looks on.
(Doug Mills/AP)

9. In 1998, the House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky - here he is thanking the Democrats who voted against the motion.

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton watches President Clinton pause as he thanks those Democratic members of the House of Representatives who voted against impeachment in this Dec. 19, 1998 file photo.
(Susan Walsh/AP)

10. At the end of Clinton's second term as president, his wife is voted Senator of New York.

Newly sworn in Senator and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., laughs with her husband President Clinton during a reception in Washington, Wednesday, Jan 3, 2001.
(Susan Walsh/AP)

11. By 2007, Hillary Clinton is running to be the Democratic nominee for president herself.

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., during a rally, Monday, July 2, 2007, at the Iowa state fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
(Charlie Neibergall/PA)

12. She was unsuccessful that time, but is successfully nominated as the Democratic candidate in 2016.

Former President Bill Clinton, left, stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after she spoke during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York.
(Julio Cortez/AP)

13. The couple are grandparents to two children - here is daughter Chelsea after giving birth a second time.

Chelsea Clinton holds her newborn son Aidan as she leaves Lennon Hill Hospital with her husband Marc Mezvinsky, second left, father, former President Bill Clinton, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Monday, June 20, 2016, in New York.
(William Regan/AP)

14. The couple are now doing all they can to ensure Hillary Clinton is elected to be the first female president of the United States.

Hillary Clinton campaign signs are held by the crowd during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
(Paul Sancya/AP)