On the day of his swearing-in, the new President pauses in a White House dining room before preparing himself for the inauguration night festivities.
A man carries a life-size cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama in front of the Parliament prior to the President's arrival in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
President Barack Obama returns to the Oval Office.
President Barack Obama addresses his first joint session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009.
The President turns to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden before giving his address to a joint session of lawmakers
Sasha Obama visits her father in the Oval Office. Obama congratulated her on her ability to navigate the building while he was still getting lost.
President Obama receives a standing ovation from the House Democratic Caucus.
President Barack Obama is seen speaking with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton aboard Air Force One, on their way to Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.
President Barack Obama lifts up a baby during his visit with U.S. Embassy staff and their families in Prague, April 4, 2009.
First Lady Michelle Obama waits as President Barack Obama, background, signs the guestbook upon their arrival to Prague Castle, April 5, 2009, in the Czech Republic.
Listening to Stevie Wonder at the White House
President Barack Obama greets children preparing to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday, April 13, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House.
President Barack Obama cheers on a young child as she rolls her egg toward the finish line Monday, April 13, 2009, during the White House Easter Egg Roll.
On an early tour of the White House residence, Obama stops outside the State Dining Room to consider Aaron Shikler's famous portrait of John F. Kennedy.
The President and First Lady are briefed by Valerie Jarrett before an event with the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
White House butler James Ramsey speaks with Malia and Sasha during a dinner organized at the White House by Michelle Obama for public high school students.
Obama gathers his thoughts during a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
President Barack Obama, members of Congress and visting school children talk to astronauts on the International Space Station
President Obama arrives at Andrews Air Force Base after his trip to Elkhart, Indiana.
Obama meets with his inner circle: Chief of Staff Emmanuel, Senior Adviser David Axelrod, Press Secretary Gibbs, Deputy Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer and Legislative Affairs Advisor Phil Schiliro.
Ash Wednesday: Biden and Obama share a light moment.
The President in Iraq.
The First Couple before meeting the Irish Prime Minister.
A table outside the residence provides a good place to take a call.
OMG: Michelle and Carla discuss the moment when Michelle put her arm around the Queen, a breach of royal protocol.
Obama recounts a moment from his visit to London when a spectator grew excited at the sight of his personal aide. "Are YOU Reggie Love?!" the man shouted.
The President and his advisers catch up on the news aboard Air Force One.
In the doorway of the conference room aboard Air Force One, Obama confers with (left to right) Axelrod, Gibbs (back to camera) and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser Denis McDonough.
Rahm Emanuel and other members of the White House staff work on details of the President's visit to Baghdad with US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge, Joe Clancy.
The president meets Mexican President Felipe Calderon's family including their golden retriever on April 16, 2009.
President Obama participates in a multilateral meeting with CARICOM (Caribbean Community), a side meeting at the main Summit
World-famous cricket legend Brian Lara shows President Obama how to properly swing a bat
The president greets people at the Port of Spain airport before departing for Washington, D.C.
All from Time Magazine and the White House website.
...apart from its inaccuracy it strikes me that that was a private conversation between Michelle and Carla - should a photographer given 'behind-the-scenes' access be using what they hear for a caption? :shrug:
15. #16 The girls with Grandma & the Butler: it puts me in mind of a book about DC's black community...
... that a friend gave to me on a visit there 10 years ago. Whenever I see how much out-and-about Michelle Obama is in Washington, I wonder if she has read "The Guide to Black Washington: Places and events of historical and cultural significance in the nation's capital" by Sandra Fitzpatrick and Maria R. Goodwin.
My old friend that I stayed with worked with Maria, and Maria gave me a copy. It makes for fascinating reading, as it is full of historical information about how the nation's capital is and always has been essentially a black city. It's not that the Obamas wouldn't know that, but Barack is from Hawai'i and Chicago and Michelle is from Chicago. This book goes way below the surface. I hope someone gave them a copy...
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