President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog, Bo, on the dog's initial visit to the White House, March 15, 2009. Bo came back to live at the White House in April.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Michelle Kerr 6y

    I love this! Nice to see some life in the White House!
  • 1blessedmom Photography 6y

    What a great bond between these two. Very cute!
  • Anna Abbate 6y

  • Charley Seavey 6y

    Great shot! Mr O is probably fast on his feet, but my guess Bo wins in a serious footrace.
  • Paterson_Photography 6y

    verry funy thx Mr's president !!
  • Melissa 6y

    I love this picture.
  • pompomflipflop 6y

    This might be my favorite picture ever.
  • David Quanrud 6y

    Great image. I was trying to figure out why this image seemed so striking and I think it's partly because President Obama's feet are both in mid-air; he's not touching the ground. This really emphasizes the sense of motion.
  • Rosita Pisarchick 6y

    Super, super picture
  • luigi crespo 6y

    I'm the Chief Usher for a group called The White House, and we'd love to have this added to the photo pool.
  • Introspective_Photographer 6y

    The first time I saw this picture I thought this was an excellent photo. I really hope that one day I can be able to get excellent shots like this one.
    I'm glad this one was posted!
  • apdragonmama 6y

    Hey uploader, check your tagged date - IIRC, the dog didn't arrive at the White House until around Easter - this picture was likely taken 4/15 not 3/15.

    Great shot tho, very cute and humanizing moment.
  • Lynne Brakeman 6y

    You can see that the dog and the man bonded right away! Iconic photo!
  • fuzzylogic55 6y

  • bbaxter1952 6y

    This photo lives on my desktop at work and every time I feel stressed, I think of the great pressures on Barack Obama. I love this unguarded, joyful moment knowing how much pure pleasure a dog can bring.
  • Michele Watson 6y

  • Jazzarina 6y

    Of course everyone's seen this great shot!
  • Timon th Meercat 6y

    wonderful !!
    President .
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