President Barack Obama hugs First Lady Michelle Obama in the Red Room of the White House while Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett smiles prior to the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) reception, March 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • PC Kidd 6y

    Get a Room you two Geezzzzz....
  • achales 6y

    What I love about this photo is how everyone else around them is smiling too. Just by being themselves, they are positively affecting the people around them.
  • datboi310 6y

    Barack - "Get over here woman give the president some sugar"
  • Watinee Thananantachai 6y

    Very lovely shot !!
  • asichoji 6y

    :D :D :D :D :D
  • Daniela 6y

    Beautiful couple!
  • Thai Hoa TRAN 6y

    Lovely shot!!
  • eliehaouzi 6y

  • Paola 6y

    sweet... a good capture of love match
  • Girlie Girl 6y

    The first couple are so loving and real. It feels like the world is round again.
  • Nun Qui 6y

    how lovely!
  • alisa_sanada 6y

    They look great of course and gosh their marriage (!) don’t get me started, but the red background does do some good! す・て・きmy friend! Lovely :D
  • Mary Revis 6y

    All i know is this...it seems this couple is TRULY very affectionate ith each other. It's wonderful to see our Leader relaxed with the one he loves.
  • sonofamram 6y

    Maybe he should consult with Hugo Chavez about changing the Constitution to allow an extended stay.
  • Diego Tabango 6y

    excellent timing from the photog.

    this series is impressive!
  • lolaaicitel 6y

    The Warmth of the photo comes out.
  • Jayne 6y

    I love how he looks at her - how refreshing.

    I can't even begin to tell you how often they both bring me to tears - of joy, relief & pride!
  • WinaVD 6y

    Awwwwwwwwww...............so sweet !!!!!!!!!
  • denise davis 6y

    what God has joined together. and truly God joined these two together.
  • Jazzarina 6y

    Good capture.
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