1. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President-elect Barack Obama practicing for his 2009 swearing-in ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington.

2. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama with a three-year-old relative of Rosa Parks after unveiling a statue in her honor.

3. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office shortly after she was confirmed and sworn in on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

4. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama bends over so that Jacob Philadelphia, the son of a White House staff member, can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office, on May 8, 2009.

5. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House, on June 25, 2009.

6. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

Obama is given a tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza while in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4, 2009.

7. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

Obama sits on the steps of the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Paris before returning to Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2009.

8. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress, along with President Obama, watch a shot during a basketball game on the White House court, on October 8, 2009.

9. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Obama fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following the opening session of the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, on December 3, 2009.

10. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

In the Situation Room of the White House, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden, on May 1, 2011.

11. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Obama reacts after realizing he dialed the wrong number while making calls from a local campaign field office during a unscheduled visit in Orlando, Florida, on October 28, 2012.

12. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

Photographer Pete Souza: “We were doing an event at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Before speaking, the President was looking at some of the automobiles and exhibits adjacent to the event, and before I knew what was happening he walked onto the famed Rosa Parks bus. He sat in one of the seats, looking out the window for a only few seconds.” Photo taken on April 18, 2012.

13. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Obama reacts as Counterterrorism chief and adviser John Brennan briefs him at the White House on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. The president later said during a television interview that this was “the worst day of his Presidency.”

14. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

April 2010: Barack Obama meets privately with clergy members in the Blue Room in the White House as a final prayer was delivered holding one another’s shoulders.

15. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

June 2010: Barack Obama listens during a briefing in Venice, Louisiana, about the situation along the Gulf Coast following the BP oil spill

16. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

August 2010: White House trip director Marvin Nicholson stops to weigh himself as the president steps on the back of the scale.

17. President Barack Obama: The White House Years

President Barack Obama: The White House Years

June 2012: Barack Obama has lunch with the vice-president, Joe Biden, on the Oval Office patio

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