The Obamas share a moment on a freight elevator as they head to one of the inaugural balls on January 20, 2009. “It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife,” White House photographer Pete Souza said. “Then they had a semi-private moment as staff members and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”
Obama wears 3-D glasses during a Super Bowl viewing at the White House on February 1, 2009.
Obama speaks with aides in the White House Oval Office on February 4, 2009. From left are Senior Advisor Pete Rouse, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro, Senior Advisor David Axelrod, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
A boy touches Obama’s hair in the Oval Office on May 8, 2009. “A temporary White House staffer, Carlton Philadelphia, brought his family to the Oval Office for a farewell photo with President Obama,” White House photographer Pete Souza said. “Carlton’s son softly told the President he had just gotten a haircut like President Obama, and asked if he could feel the President’s head to see if it felt the same as his.”
The President returns to the Oval Office after going on a hamburger run for West Wing staffers and aides on May 29, 2009.
Obama closes his eyes before taping his weekly radio address at the White House on June 2, 2009.
Obama places a flower at the Buchenwald Memorial as he visits the former concentration camp in Germany on June 5, 2009.
Obama stands on stage before delivering remarks to service members in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 26, 2009. “Of all the privileges I have as President, I have no greater honor than serving as your commander in chief,” Obama said in his speech.
Obama salutes during the dignified transfer of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin on October 29, 2009. The President traveled to an Air Force base in Dover, Delaware, to meet a plane carrying the bodies of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan.
The President fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 3, 2009.
The President talks on a cell phone as he steps off Marine One in Baltimore on January 29, 2010.
Obama plays with his daughters in the White House Rose Garden during a snowstorm on February 6, 2010.
Obama calls a member of Congress to discuss health care reform on March 19, 2010. A bill passed the Senate in December 2009, but there were intense negotiations before it could pass the House. The bill passed 219-212 after more than a year of bitter partisan debate. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats.
Obama takes the stage on a rainy day outside of Chicago on May 31, 2010. He was scheduled to give a Memorial Day speech. “When the lightning began, the Secret Service told the President that it was too dangerous to proceed,” White House photographer Pete Souza said. “He took the stage by himself and informed the audience that his speech was canceled and that for everyone’s safety, they should return to their buses. Later, he boarded a few of the buses to thank them for attending and apologized for not being able to speak.”
Obama takes questions at the G-20 Summit in Toronto on June 27, 2010. “We came to Toronto with three specific goals: to make sure the global (economic) recovery is strong and durable; to continue reforming the financial system; and to address the range of global issues that affect our prosperity and security. And we made progress in each of these areas,” Obama said.
The President puts his toe on a scale as White House travel director Marvin Nicholson tries to weigh himself in Austin, Texas, on August 8, 2010.
Obama shoots baskets before speaking at Cleveland State University on October 31, 2010.
Obama prays in the Oval Office with co-chairs of the National Prayer Breakfast on January 27, 2011. From left are U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, U.S. Rep. Tom Coburn, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, Obama, former Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.
The first family tours the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on March 19, 2011. Obama visited Brazil, Chile and El Salvador during his trip to Latin America.
Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron play table tennis with students in London on May 24, 2011.
Obama talks backstage with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett before a reception in Philadelphia on June 30, 2011.
Obama does pushups on the White House basketball court after a member of the Harlem Globetrotters made a shot on April 9, 2012.
During an event on April 18, 2012, Obama looks out of the famous Rosa Parks bus that was restored by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. “I just sat in there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history but is also part of that long line of folks who sometimes are nameless, oftentimes didn’t make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream,” the President said.
Obama congratulates cadets as they receive their diplomas from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 23, 2012.
The Obamas take in the Chicago skyline on June 15, 2012. The Obamas lived in Chicago before he was President, and they still own a home there.
Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he interacts with Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office on October 26, 2012. Nicholas, son of White House aide Nate Tamarin, had been out trick-or-treating. “The President told me that this was his favorite picture of the year when he saw it hanging in the West Wing a couple of weeks later,” White House photographer Pete Souza said.
Obama takes the oath of office during his swearing-in ceremony on January 21, 2013. He is the 17th President to win a second term.
Obama kisses his wife during the inaugural parade in Washington. Sasha, left, takes a photo of her sister, Malia.
Obama and four former U.S. Presidents attend the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and Museum on April 25, 2013. From left are Obama, Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.
Obama looks to see if it’s still raining at a White House news conference on May 16, 2013.
Obama takes a photo with a sleeping boy at the White House during a Father’s Day ice cream social on June 14, 2013.
Bo, one of the Obamas’ dogs, hangs out in the Outer Oval Office as the President begins his day on November 6, 2013. “Each morning, the President always enters through this door rather than the direct outside door to the Oval Office,” White House photographer Pete Souza said.
Obama tosses a football in the Oval Office on January 6, 2014.
Obama greets locals in Phoenix after touring a model home of a nonprofit’s housing development on January 8, 2014.
Obama works on his computer aboard Air Force One on February 19, 2014.
Aides laugh as the President swats a fly in the Oval Office on May 6, 2014.
Obama slides across a counter to pose with staff members at a Shake Shack restaurant in Washington on May 16, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden, lower right, also did the same. “The President normally does a group photo with restaurant staff when he stops for lunch or dinner,” White House Photographer Pete Souza said.
Obama tries out a driving simulator July 15, 2014, as he tours the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. The simulator was meant to demonstrate the types of “smart” vehicles being developed at the center.
Obama visits Stonehenge on September 5, 2014. White House photographer Pete Souza recalled that day: “We were at the NATO summit in Wales when someone mentioned to the President that Stonehenge wasn’t that far away. ‘Let’s go,’ he said. So when the summit ended, we took a slight detour on the way back to Air Force One.”
Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington on September 30, 2014.
Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office on October 24, 2014. Pham, one of two Dallas nurses diagnosed with the virus, was declared Ebola-free after being treated at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The other nurse, Amber Vinson, was treated in Atlanta and also declared Ebola-free.
The President walks along the White House Colonnade on January 22, 2015.
Obama poses with the world’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, at an event in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 9, 2015.
Obama’s wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 9, 2015.
Obama says goodbye to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from a West Wing hallway on April 29, 2015.
The President speaks at a White House event that recognized emerging global entrepreneurs on May 11, 2015.
Obama takes a photo with the “Racing Presidents” of the Washington Nationals baseball team on June 11, 2015. The mascots, which race at every Nationals home game, represent former U.S. Presidents — from left, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. “The President asked the Secret Service to stop the motorcade when he spotted The Racing Presidents,” White House Photographer Pete Souza said.
Obama greets audience members after speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 26, 2015. He was making his first visit to his father’s homeland as commander in chief.
Obama holds Ella Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office on October 30, 2015. She was wearing an elephant costume for a Halloween event at the White House.
The President and the first lady meet R2-D2 and a stormtrooper for a White House screening of the new “Star Wars” movie on December 18, 2015.
Obama walks past House Speaker Paul Ryan in Washington during a St. Patrick’s Day lunch with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on March 15, 2016.
Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, tango with dancers during a state dinner in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016.
The Obamas read a book to children at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on March 28, 2016. The Easter Egg Roll has been a White House tradition since 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes allowed children to roll eggs on the South Lawn.
Obama tests virtual-reality goggles during a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on April 25, 2016.
Obama hugs his daughter Malia at the White House Fourth of July party in 2016. She was celebrating her 18th birthday during the party, which included musicians Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar.