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The White House PHOTO ALBUM 2011

Last updated on: January 9, 2012 08:26 IST

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Official White House photographers offer glimpses into the life of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

The photographers have captured the President at his official residence and principal workplace – the White House, at meetings in the Oval Office, having a good time with his family, at campaigns and visits.

Here's a pictorial tour of the President's journey through 2011.

The Obama family touring Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The President visiting Joplin in Missouri following a devastating tornado.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The President had attended the fourth grade closing ceremony for his daughter Sasha at her school in Bethesda. As he was departing, he noticed some pre-school children peering out of a window at a child care facility adjacent to Sasha's school.

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Photographs: Pete Souza
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First Lady Michelle Obama meets with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa.

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Photographs: Samantha Appleton

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The President participates in a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base for the dignified transfer of US and Afghan personnel who died in Afghanistan.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The first lady reacts to something the President whispered to her at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in between events related to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. 

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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When a White House staff member leaves their job, the President usually invites the staff member and his family to the Oval Office for a family photo to thank them for their services. President walks with William Jones, son of departing aide Luke Jones, before a family photo.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The President during a visit with the first lady to Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington. Section 60 is reserved for military personnel who have lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama has his picture taken with a member of the US Navy on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to US troops from the Oval Office.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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Guinness Book of World Records holder John Cassidy performing a balloon act for first lady Michelle Obama.

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Photographs: Chuck Kennedy

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Talk show host Jay Leno tells the punch line to a funny story as the President waits to tape 'The Tonight Show'.

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Photographs: Pete Souza
Tags: Jay Leno

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The President gives the final authorisation for the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians during a conference call in Brazil.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The President and his family greet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama meets people gathered outside the Cidade de Deus favela community center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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Barack Obama greets a young girl as other tourists in the background snap pictures of their chance encounter with the President.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House.

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The President talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as they walk from the Oval Office to the South Lawn drive of the White House following their meetings.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The President with Malia and the first lady with Sasha wait backstage before the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. 

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The two coaches for Sasha Obama's basketball team couldn't make it to one of her games, so the President and his then personal aide, Reggie Love, filled in as coaches for this game.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Oval Office as senior staff and members of the national security team listen and work in the background.

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The President having a water gun fight with his daughter Sasha on her birthday weekend at Camp David.

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Photographs: Pete Souza
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President Barack Obama prays with members of the Circle of Protection Campaign during a drop-by meeting with the faith-based leaders in the Roosevelt Room.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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The vice president and other staff watch and listen as the President talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the debt limit and deficit discussions.

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Photographs: Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama and first lady, along with former President George W Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.

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Photographs: Chuck Kennedy

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The President and first lady at the crash site following the Flight 93 National Memorial ceremony.

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Photographs: Pete Souza
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President Barack Obama walks into a hospital room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he presented a wounded warrior with a Purple Heart. 

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Photographs: Pete Souza
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