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IN PHOTOGRAPHS: Candid moments in the White House

Last updated on: August 27, 2012 09:51 IST


Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters

Even inside the world's most guarded building, the Obamas lead an absolutely normal life where protocols do not put an obstacle to fun and laughter.

Rediff.com presents some candid photographs from inside the White House.

In this photograph, US President Barack Obama examines the "Resolute Desk" while visiting with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (L) in the Oval Office.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
A waiter carries desserts past balloons for attendees hosted by first lady Michelle Obama at the first ever kids "State Dinner" in the East Room at the White House.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters
President Barack Obama bends over so that the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office in the White House.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters

White House Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations Brian Mosteller attempts to protect his shoes as he plays with the Obama family dog "Bo"in the White House Cabinet Room.

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Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters
A staff member cleans up a glass of water that was spilled on President Barack Obama's desk in the Oval Office at the White House.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo/Reuters

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Sasha and Malia (L) watch the World Cup soccer game between the US and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in the residence of the White House. 

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters

President Obama tries out the fly fishing rod given to him on his birthday by a group of avid fisherman on his staff, in this official handout photo taken in the Oval Office at the White House.

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Photographs: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Cooks grill corn for Independence Day in preparation for celebrations at the White House.

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Photographs: Chuck Kennedy-White House/Reuters

First lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war with Jimmy Fallon (L) in the Blue Room of the White House during a "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" taping for the second anniversary of the White House "Let's Move!" initiative.    

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama is photographed playing football on the South Lawn of the White House with the family dog Bo.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama's personal assistant Reggie Love tries to open a door with two boxes in his hands after returning with Obama from a Home Depot in Virginia, at the White House. 

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Photographs: Pete Souza/Reuters
President Barack Obama (L) enjoys a beer with Dakota Meyer on the patio outside of the White House Oval Office.

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Barack Obama reacts as Joey Hudy of Phoenix, Arizona, launches a marshmallow from his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon in the State Dining Room of the White House during the second White House Science Fair in Washington.

 The fair celebrates the achievements of student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wear 3-D glasses while watching the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII game at a Super Bowl Party with family, friends, staff members and bipartisan members of the US Congress, in the family theater of the White House.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters

President Obama is helped by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to move a couch in the Oval Office of the White House as Governor Douglas met with the president about the economic recovery plan.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters
President Obama listens to comments during a briefing with advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters
President Barack Obama, along with Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress, watch a shot during a basketball game on the White House court.

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Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters

Members of The President's Own United States Marine Band listen through a door as musician Stevie Wonder performs during a ceremony honouring him for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House.

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