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    "The President reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency.", Dec. 14, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama kisses a baby on the tarmac following his arrival at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colo., Nov. 1, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama participates in a National Disaster Recovery Board meeting with Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, Nov. 14, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left.
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    President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are photographed with Aung San Suu Kyi and her staff at her residence in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2012. Seated with the President are FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, left, and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.
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    President Barack Obama laughs with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, third from left, and Traveling Aide Bobby Schmuck, right, prior to an event at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, N.H., Oct. 27, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama greets neighbors during a walk in his Hyde Park/Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., Aug. 12, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama samples fudge offered by Squirrel's Den fudge shop owner LaDonna Secrist, left, during a stop in Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012.
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    Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Barack Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama has a beer with patrons at the Pump Haus Pub and Grill in Waterloo, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One upon his arrival at Mansfield Air National Guard Base in Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan during the motorcade ride to Palm Beach International Airport in Palm Beach, Fla., July 20, 2012. The President called Mayor Hogan to offer his condolences and support to the Aurora community.
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    President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave goodbye to President Shimon Peres of Israel on the North Portico of the White House following the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony and dinner in his honor, June 13, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk with Zachary Atala, son of Dr. Anthony Atala, M.D., Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, prior to participating in the 2012 National Level Exercise in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, June 5, 2012.
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    "We were backstage at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the President's appearance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' The President let out a big laugh as he was being briefed by the producers and Mr. Fallon on the 'Slow Jam the News' segment.", April 24, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2012.
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    President Barack Obama meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling in the Oval Office, Aug. 5, 2011.
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    President Barack Obama boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, July 1, 2011.
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    President Barack Obama fist-bumps Make-a-Wish child Diego Diaz after reading a letter he wrote, during his visit in the Oval Office, June 23, 2011.
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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, May 1, 2011.
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    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2011.
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    President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after a meeting on the budget, April 8, 2011.
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    Photographer Pete Souza recalls, "We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look."
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    Photographer Pete Souza recalls, "After dinner, the President returned to the Oval Office to continue pressing Congressmen to vote for the health care reform bill. In those final days before the vote, the President made hundreds of calls.", March 19, 2010.
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    President Barack Obama walks arrives at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2010.
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    President Barack Obama stands alone in the Green Room before speaking at the White House Summit on Community Colleges, Oct. 5, 2010.
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    Photographer Pete Souza describes, "A view of the President's chair in the Cabinet Room. The plaques on the chairs of the President and the Vice President are noted with the date of the inauguration; the plaques on the chairs of each Cabinet member are noted with the date of their confirmation by the Senate.", Jan 29, 2010.
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    April 23, 2009 The President throws a football to one of his aides before a meeting in the Oval Office, April 23, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog "Bo.", at The White House, March 15, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama (center) with Afghan President Karzai and Pakistan President Zardari walk along the Colonnade following a US-Afghan-Pakistan Trilateral meeting in Cabinet Room May 6, 2009.
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    President Obama orders lunch at Five Guys in Washington, D.C. during an unannounced lunch outing May 29, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama plays with family dog "Bo" April 20, 2009, on the South Lawn at the White House.
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    On a tour of the State Floor of the White House, President Barack Obama looks at a portrait of John F. Kennedy by Aaron Shikler, Jan 24, 2009.
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  • Obama's white house photographer

    Pete Souza recalling one of the first candid moments of President Obama, "We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look, Jan. 20, 2009."
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