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I thought it'd be nice to do a special diary to showcase the pictures from Presidents Obama's trip to Afghanistan instead of waiting for my regular monthly White House photo diary. The following pictures are all official White House photographs taken by Pete Souza.



The President's Trip To Afghanistan


President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, as he departs for Washington, D.C., May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Ambassador Ryan Crocker aboard Marine One en route to the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. Seated next to the President, from left, are Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama arrives at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama greets members of the Afghan delegation as President Hamid Karzai watches at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Afghan President Hamid Karzai listens as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the strategic partnership agreement signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai exchange documents after signing the strategic partnership agreement signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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President Barack Obama delivers remarks to troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops following his remarks at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops following his remarks at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops following his remarks at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. The President made three trips around the ropeline to try and shake every hand.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama greets hospital personnel in the ICU at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. The President presented ten Purple Hearts, three in the ICU.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House Photography Disclaimer:
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
I know a lot of people don't have the time to check out the White House's photostream at Flickr so I put together this diary at the end of each month for everyone.

If you see an image you really like I encourage you to click through using the links I've provided under each image and view that photo in a larger format (in cases where there are no links that is because the White House has not yet uploaded that image to Flickr). Also, you can order prints through Flickr or download full sized files to print at home if you'd like. I've printed quite a few over the years to hang in my office here at school.

If you missed my April White House Photo Diary you can view it here.


Originally posted to Bob's Blog on Wed May 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM PDT.

Also republished by I Vote for Democrats, Realistrati, Jews For President Obama, J Town, and White House Photo Diaries .

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