President Barack Obama lifts a baby while meeting the staff of the U.S. Embassy at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris, France, June 6, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Bruno-Kawamata 6y

  • jasmined 6y

    I think Yes We Can (Hold Babies) might want to be alerted to this pic. Too cute!
  • don Tommaso 6y

    un uomo pubblico che sa prendere i bambini...

    ...da questo si misura il valore di un presidente
  • Mary's Haiku 6y

    Upon looking at the pic in the largest format, the facial expression of the baby girl seems to say, "Yeah, and who are you? I'm not impressed." Haha I'm sure when she's grown she'll appreciate the photo. It's a sweet pic.
  • shepherd.johnson 6y

    How original. Talk about beating a dead horse. Politicians still do this?

    I just love these photos..........so wonderful.
  • deb90566 6y

    It probably reminded Mr. Obama when his own girls were that little, and he could toss them in the air like this.
  • LadyDee's 6y

    Love this one...
  • Caitlin Randolph 6y

    presidents have to pick up babies!
  • Regular Citizen 6y

    He loves children and kids love him.
    I guess this tender part of him came from having a little sister as well as two little girls at home.
  • Erika Green 6y

    johnsonshepherd, you don't have to look at the pictures.

    My immediate reaction was "And 45 years later, that little girl became President . . ."
  • jerahkirby 6y

    That's my niece! Go Eloise!
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Taken on June 6, 2009
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