President Barack Obama welcomes Israeli President Shimon Peres in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 5, 2009. At right is Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Lauren Martin 6y

    President Peres has the most amazing face.
  • LC7196 6y

    Wonderful shot!
  • Andrew Partain 6y

    Protest for Palestine by Andrew Partain
  • Mathew Koeneker 6y

    I am quite pleased to have this level of access.
  • WinaVD 6y

    Awesome photograph, BUT.........why Joe B was crop there..:(
  • Runninghounds Photography 6y

    I was going to ask the same thing, was Joe a mistake and snuck into the pic? Seems you either move the camera more to the right or cut him out completely.
  • Florian Seroussi 6y

    Great shot. Crop Joe :)
  • Manraj Gujral 6y

    did the vice prsident walk in u dilebratly did that...hmm?
  • Alec Dy-Liacco 6y

    ooh this one's got exif :-)
  • franco martinelli 6y

    Beautiful shot !
  • john_jab_42 6y

    "Stupid Jew. I can't wait 'til Ahmadinejad gets his nukes."
  • Scott 6y

  • Older Deadhead 6y

    is it lincoln in the painting?
  • Mabella 6y

    Israeli President Shimon Peres looked as if he was very happy and/or relieved to see Obama..nice capture of their facial expressions and body languages
  • Ilan 6y

    Excellent friendship of two great personalities
  • longhairbroad 6y

    Israel cracks me up. It's like they only have this little handful of top leaders and they all keep playing musical chairs.
  • dmanatdamascus 6y

    President Barack Obama has a special quality of
    embracing people with warmth and compassion while lying to them. Some are dumb enough to believe him even after analysis.
  • john_jab_42 6y

    OMG! You are SO right! I love that he is so warm and compassionate! I just believe him whenever he speaks to me! He's the BEST!
    *HUGS* everyone!
  • stew278 6y

    Haha ... I KNEW I'd seen that guy in a movie before ...!

    > movie still

    Dracula Cast by ggvvnn
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    Little did he know, Obummer is strange

    WOW look at this ...john jab is strange one also

    john_jab_42 says:

    "Stupid Jew. I can't wait 'til Ahmadinejad gets his nukes."
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink )
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Taken on May 5, 2009
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