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December 2013

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of December. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

Dec. 25, 2013
"When little kids are around, you never know what will happen." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Dec. 25, 2013
"When little kids are around, you never know what will happen. On Christmas Day, the President and First Lady were greeting almost 600 active duty troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe (known locally as K-Bay). This youngster gave the President a look, which he returned."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Dec. 20, 2013
President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson


Dec. 19, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama collects toys from military children during a Toys for Tots event at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Distribution Center in Washington, D.C.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy


Dec. 18, 2013
President Barack Obama gestures during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 15, 2013
"The National Building Museum was lit spectacularly in this view from the balcony as the Obama family and others listened to the Backstreet Boys perform during the annual "Christmas in Washington" taping."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 13, 2013
President Barack Obama enters the Outer Oval Office with Brian Mosteller, Director of Oval Office Operations.  

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon


Dec. 13, 2013
Everyone has a smart phone. The President delivers remarks with the First Lady during a Christmas reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 13, 2013
"The President discusses Afghanistan with the Vice President, Susan Rice and Jeff Eggers in the Christmas-decorated Oval Office."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 12, 2013
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 11, 2013
President Barack Obama listens to the Crenshaw Elite Choir, from Los Angeles, Calif., perform in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House following a Christmas holiday reception.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 10, 2012
"South Africans cheer as President Obama waits in a tunnel at the soccer stadium before taking the stage to speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. It was a long overnight flight to Johannesburg, a few hours on the ground in the pouring rain, and then a long flight back to Washington."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 9, 2013
"The President and former President George W. Bush turn to joke with White House Doctor Ronny Jackson (off-camera) shortly after they boarded Air Force One for the trip to South Africa. Dr. Jackson also worked as a White House physician during the Bush administration."

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 5, 2013
"The President watches news coverage of the passing of Nelson Mandela, in the Outer Oval Office."
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 4, 2013
President Barack Obama meets with National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling in the Oval Office.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Dec. 2, 2013
"Joined by Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's daughter, the President carries a birthday cake to surprise McDonough in his West Wing office."

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.

Please feel free to add your favorite White House Photo Staff pictures in the comments that I missed and you'd like to share with everyone.


Originally posted to Bob's Blog on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing, I Vote for Democrats, and White House Photo Diaries .

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