White House: 2010 in 12 Photos

White House Photographer Pete Souza shares moments from 2010.

Jan. 29, 2010
"The President was in Baltimore to speak to the GOP House Issues Conference. As he was about to greet the House Republican leaders backstage, the President suggested to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood–a Republican–that he provide blocking for him as he entered the room." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Feb. 2, 2010
"Because of a predicted snowstorm, I spent the night sleeping in my office knowing how bad the roads would be the following day. Early the next morning, I walked around the White House grounds and made several photographs using a tripod so I could shoot at a slow shutter speed. Mrs. Obama liked this picture so much that she chose to use it on the official White House Christmas card." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

March 19, 2010
"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." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

April 6, 2010
"Before a prayer breakfast, the President met privately with clergy members in the Blue Room at the White House. At the conclusion of the meeting, a final prayer was delivered as they held each other's shoulders." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 19, 2010
"I had recently watched an old National Geographic documentary film on the White House and adapted the idea of shooting this angle from a scene in the film as the President and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico descended the Grand Staircase before a State Dinner at the White House." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
June 15, 2010
"It's always interesting to see how involved the President is with editing his speeches. A few hours before his first nationally televised address to the nation, the President works on edits with aides Carol Browner, David Axelrod, and Jon Favreau in the Outer Oval Office." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

July 22, 2010
"It's always fun to observe how the President interacts with little kids, in this case the very shy daughter of Sen. Jack Reed who had brought his family by for an Oval Office visit." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Aug. 8, 2010
"We were walking through a locker room at the University of Texas when White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson stopped to weigh himself on a scale. Unbeknownst to him, the President was stepping on the back of the scale, as Marvin continued to slide the scale lever. Everyone but Marvin was in on the joke." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sept. 16, 2010
"We had arrived back at the Westchester County Airport in New York, headed back to Washington. Because of the configuration of the helicopter, everyone had to board before the President. So he waited for a few minutes in the motorcade, illuminated by the interior light, until everyone was situated." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Oct. 31, 2010
"It was Halloween at the White House for military families and the First Lady began dancing with some of the their children." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Nov. 23, 2010
"Late at night in the Treaty Room office in the White House Residence, the President speaks on the phone to President Lee of South Korea after North Korea had conducted an artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Dec. 4, 2010
"The President talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after a meeting to discuss final matters on the lame duck session."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


  1. Anonymous says

    nice, very nice!!!!! Love the pictures and the stories about the president are very intesting:) by Armin Ronald Johnson Adamat of the Philippines.... :)

    Anonymous says

    interesting rather!!!!! :)

    Anonymous says

    I think they chronicle a president that even throu the stress of our era in the times we live in, seems to take life like anyone who is confident and poised to lead us to a better tomorrow. Keep up the good work Mr President!

    Christopher Petrich says

    i'm surprised we don't see more of this view of the President...

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