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    President Barack Obama rides the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House after attending 10 inaugural balls and a long day, including being sworn in as President, Jan. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    1. emdot 60 months ago

      god we have a handsome president! :)

    2. pongky © 60 months ago

      I've seen this one before, it's another famous shot.. keep'em coming pete souza

    3. Mr. Chapel 60 months ago

      Great shot!

      light,theme,smile:)

    4. E.C. Nature Photos [deleted] 60 months ago

      Great light, great composition and framing. Wonderful and evocative photos!

    5. kd_rome 60 months ago

      Elegant! Pres. Obama you're the MAN!

    6. Samantha Piorkowski 60 months ago

      i love smile.
      awesome photo.

    7. kamakazikorean13 60 months ago

      he's smiling cuz he knows hes gettin laid tongiht.

    8. Neomoon 60 months ago

      Straight G

    9. faravee 60 months ago

      Lol @ kamakazikorean. Ten (!) inaugural balls????? In one day?Poor chap. No wonder he is smiling, knowing that is over and done with..

    10. Arty Farty Show [deleted] 60 months ago

      The end of a very special day and a lovely photo which says it all. The slightly angled image adds to the sense of elevation, perhaps even transcendence. Great work Pete Souza. Best wishes from Ireland.

    11. JJBlack (ex account) 60 months ago

      I love his smile. : )

    12. Imagin' [deleted] 60 months ago

      :) this is funny :) nice!

    13. yonas1 60 months ago

      This is fantastic. You are amazing, Pete Souza.

    14. ladywithlongredhair2003 60 months ago

      Congratulations Mr President! Welcome to being our President!

    15. aldoneversmiles 60 months ago

      Great shot!
      Great man!

    16. Jane_dora 59 months ago

      Yeah, loosen that tight noose to your neck al day. Would you be needing a massueress for the white house, sir? :D I wouldnt mind massaging the stress away. Though you show no sign of stress and taking it all in your stride and quite within your rights to show tiredness and freedom.

      Well done. It was a long day in anyones life.

    17. Carotuf 59 months ago

      He was happy because after attending all of the balls, he hit the floor running, his sleeves rolled and ready to work.

    18. Arnaldo Alves 59 months ago

      I liked very much. Amused, relaxed...

    19. rcrissinger 58 months ago

      I think this Administration could very easily make a case for itself as being better communicators than the great Reagan Administration. Wow.

    20. totheark 52 months ago

      about to dipset

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