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  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama reacts to a picture presented to him of a younger Robert Gibbs, who played soccer at North Carolina State, following a town hall meeting at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. on July 29, 2009.
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  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama speaks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) by phone in the Oval Office on July 17, 2009. He is joined by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro.
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    The Obama family dog, Bo, lies on a carpet in the White House on July 27, 2009.
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  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama reacts to a comment during the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden on July 30, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama plays basketball with senior staff and their family members during a retreat at Camp David on July 18, 2009.
    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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    White House Butler Von Everett pumps up a basketball for President Barack Obama in the Outer Oval Office of the White House, June 30, 2009.
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    Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, holds the autographed basketball given to him by President Barack Obama following their Oval Office meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2009, to discuss the outcomes of the first U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Looking on at left is Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo.
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  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama signs a photo after a fundraiser in Chicago, Illinois on July 23, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama is presented with soccer jerseys for his daughters, Sasha and Malia, by FIFA President Joseph Blatter during a meeting in the Oval Office on July 27, 2009.
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    People wave to President Barack Obama at a hotel in Accra, Ghana, upon his arrival back from Cape Coast July 11, 2009.
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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk backstage before an event for the "United We Serve" service project with at Fort McNair in Washington DC, June 25, 2009.
    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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    President Barack Obama eats a peach following a town hall meeting at Kroger's Supermarket in Bristol, Va. on July 29, 2009. Seconds later, the President handed a dollar bill to the CEO of Kroger's, who attended the event.
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  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama feigns a punch while talking about health care reform with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Peter Orszag, Phil Schiliro and Larry Summers in the Outer Oval Office, July 13, 2008.
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    President Barack Obama leads his daughter Sasha through the Kremlin after the family arrived in Moscow, Russia, July 6, 2009.
    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
  • Barack Obama Behind the Scenes

    President Barack Obama practices throwing out the first pitch with St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (not pictured) before the start of the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis on July 14, 2009. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is at right. President Obama later threw the first pitch to Pujols.
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