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    President Barack Obama walks into the Oval Office for his first full day in office, Jan. 21, 2009. His Personal Aide Reggie Love stands nearby.
    (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

    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.

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    1. William VC 61 months ago

      I love it! This is a great Picture!!
      I hope someday I can Be there with them!

    2. The Angry Intern 61 months ago

      historic picture! also, I never knew the oval office had doors that led outside. I always figured it was completely enclosed inside the white house

    3. schnitzie 61 months ago

      Title this picture: "It's ON!"

    4. dwain77 60 months ago

      The Angry Intern - Funny, I thought the same thing.

    5. _Shutter Butter_ 60 months ago

      @dwain77, i guess weve been watching a lot f movies lately!
      plus the film makers prbbly never knew too :)

    6. dwain77 60 months ago

      I'll admit it, been watching way too much 24 this season.

    7. stoplessgomore 60 months ago

      I'd be pretty stressed out if I spilled my coffee on that rug. Even if I was the president.

    8. Jeff McNeill 60 months ago

      Restoring dignity and honor to the highest office in the land. Thank you President Obama.

    9. jdog1063 60 months ago

      This picture gives me the feeling that the Oval Office has just been shamed even more than when Clinton and Monica were sharing it!

    10. Jane_dora 59 months ago

      What a walk. The most important walk as he takes office and takes his rightful seat at the official table of the President of the USA. We all tend to forget this has been one hell of a journey. What history.

      He looks so comfortable. he was born to be a president. Its like his skin.

    11. Photography by Gigi 59 months ago

      Awesome shot with such intensity! Great photography!

    12. judy, judy, judy 59 months ago

      He makes it look like "just another day at the office". What style, what confidence, what composure!!! Great shot. WOW!!

    13. Hugh Donagher 59 months ago

      Confident, composed, comfortable. Who knew it would take him such a short amount of time to thoroughly betray those who worked so hard and donated to generously to ensure his election? Shame on Obama for his defense of DOMA and his broken promises regarding DADT and "fierce advocacy" on GLBT issues. We won't forget, Mr. President. And we won't be silenced.

    14. Tom 2.0 Live [deleted] 55 months ago

      This is a Tom 2.0 Live Fake Digital Scenario for the Secret Service

      I will be entering from the Door on the right, doing a commando somersault, ending up on the Cool rug with some sort of symbol on it.

      Special Special Secret Agent Bob, will enter on the left, i will take one shot, miss of course, and then in the grand finally, Bob shoots me and saves the day.

    15. Jazzarina 55 months ago

      Great composition. First day at work!

    16. Colour Shop 54 months ago

      5d mark ii ...... I like it

    17. 52 months ago

      Wow!! So this is what the Oval Office looks like.

    18. José Chareyron 49 months ago

      Un rayon de soleil dans le Bureau Ovale.

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