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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:40 PM

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs (from the White House):

By Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer

The year in pictures from the White House I haven't seen this posted anywhere, there are some great pictures of our President throughout the year. Enjoy. (cross-posted in GD and BOG)

https://click.mail.whitehouse.gov/?qs=4efb384271817f4bef5c55ca326cb9a8974bd7343b72a22a649c4fa316ea9e91688c11dec66f5351

I wish I could post some of the actual photographs.

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Reply Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs (from the White House): (Original post)
George II Dec 2015 OP
SusanCalvin Dec 2015 #1
brer cat Dec 2015 #2
MADem Dec 2015 #3
George II Dec 2015 #4
Kind of Blue Jan 2016 #11
Cha Jan 2016 #16
George II Jan 2016 #21
Cha Jan 2016 #22
George II Jan 2016 #23
George II Jan 2016 #24
Cha Jan 2016 #25
UtahLib Dec 2015 #5
Starry Messenger Dec 2015 #6
tishaLA Dec 2015 #7
Marie Marie Dec 2015 #8
BlueMTexpat Jan 2016 #9
Kind of Blue Jan 2016 #10
lovemydog Jan 2016 #12
Cha Jan 2016 #18
lovemydog Jan 2016 #26
Number23 Jan 2016 #13
George II Jan 2016 #14
Cha Jan 2016 #15
Cha Jan 2016 #17
Cha Jan 2016 #19
rbrnmw Jan 2016 #20

Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:50 PM

1. Thank you.

I love that man so much. I really think he did the best he thought he could, and I am infinitely appreciative that he was willing to put himself out there.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:52 PM

2. Wow!!

It would be impossible to pick just one or two favorites. I will bookmark and enjoy this many times over. Thanks for posting, George II.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:56 PM

3. Kids love that guy!




So do his kids!



So does America...!

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:58 PM

4. Thanks for putting those up....(there were so many I couldn't decide on just a few), but...

....I agree with your observation. He really loves the children and they love him.

The Oval Office will never be the same!

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:27 AM

11. Nice selection, MADem!

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

16. This is the pic of the year on The Obama Diary.. they had a contest!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:17 AM

21. That is the best indeed. Every time I see that picture I wonder how John Lewis felt...

....walking over that bridge again, holding hands with a BLACK President! That was symbolic of everything he worked for over the last 50 years.

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Response to George II (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:32 PM

22. Here it is in a pic, George..

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:34 PM

23. Thank you - that was an iconic photograph from a day I'll never forget.

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:55 PM

24. The video quality wasn't great back then (no HD) but here was John Lewis on November 4, 2008:



And do you wanna cry?

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Response to George II (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 11:41 PM

25. Aww.. it means so much. And, the 1st Black President really delivered, too.. We can all

be so proud.

Thank you, G

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 11:04 PM

5. So many heart tugging pictures. I will definitely miss our very special First Family. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 11:17 PM

6. It's hard to believe this is our last year with the Obama family.

It gave me the feels today.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 11:41 PM

7. I looked at these last evening and teared up more than once

because he's such a good, honorable man and his family maybe the most enchanting we have had in that office. I am so going to miss the President, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 11:57 PM

8. Scrolled through every one - each amazing.

A fine man with a fine family. I will miss having him at our helm. Thanks for the post George II.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 04:41 AM

9. LOVE these, GII!

Thanks so much for posting!

Happy New Year 2016!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:25 AM

10. My Goodness, GeorgeII, awesome post!

I don't even know where to start but at the end I wanted to see more. Dang, photographers are special people. I think they'd make a killing if photos from his whole presidency were published, in many volumes I'm sure.

Thank you

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 02:52 PM

12. Cheers.

May his family and friends enjoy a meaningful & happy new year.

I love these photos.

Happy new year to all my friends here.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 12:15 AM

18. Hey Aloha, lovemydog!

Here's some more pics if you'd care to see them.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/118735670#post15

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 05:00 PM

26. Hey Aloha, Cha!

Thank you my friend.

I love all these photos.

Hope 2016 is getting off to a good start for you and your loved ones.

I'm feeling invigorated and full of positivity.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 08:06 PM

13. These are amazing and fabulous and I love them all.

But that rainbow one BLOWS ME AWAY every time I see it!!

The one of them holding hands at the Selma memorial is incredibly sweet and touching.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 10:08 PM

14. Those two are among my favorites, too, and I really enjoy all the photos of him with children.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 11:57 PM

15. Here are some pics from 2015 that I posted on your OP in the BOG, G..


(1) President Obama with Akira Cooper at the Community Children’s Center in Lawrence, Kan. (Photo by Doug Mills)


(2) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to the DC Youth Orchestra in the Diplomatic Reception Room prior to a reception celebrating Black History Month in the East Room of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)


(4) President Obama’s wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport prior to departure from Kingston, Jamaica (Photo by Pete Souza)


(5) The President and First Lady with their alma mater t-shirts on College Signing Day (Photo by Pete Souza)


(7) Dancing with sister Auma Obama, President Kenyatta, and others at the State Dinner in Nairobi (Photo by Pete Souza)


(8) President Obama and daughter Malia arrive at the White House on the first family’s return from vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty)

MOre.. The Obama Diary is having a Contest..

"hattip: http://theobamadiary.com/2015/12/31/photo-of-the-year/

Mahalo for your link, GeorgeII! I just thought I'd post these from TOD because I can..

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110232200

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 02:03 AM

19. President Obama and Malia walking on the beach yesterday..

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 02:50 AM

20. I am going to miss them so much

I truly love the first family such a great family.

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