President Barack Obama and his daugher Malia read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence at the Jefferson Memorial, Sept. 27, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Ronah Lee 6y

    Congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize! My heart is bursting with pride. This is a wonderful thing for the United States of America. Thank you Mr. President.
  • WinaVD 6y

    Lovely silhouette, interesting!
  • Scott PRO 6y

    A  Fave
  • Lisa Sohl 6y

    wonderful capture.
  • Flossbags 6y

    I want to add my thanks and congratulations.. I understand many may worry that not enough has been done by yourself etc to warrant this significant achievement (Nobel Peace prize), but I want to say that I appreciate all that you have done so far - you have put in place an 'idea' that it could be so, and that is a tremendous thing for me..

    PS I love this image too.
  • Scott Harms PRO 6y

    Much better image than the 'wider' shot. This is the 'money-shot' so to speak. Good eye Pete !!!
  • Manfred Schmidt PRO 6y

    Congratulations !
  • SouthernBreeze PRO 6y

    Seeing our president out and about like this is so restoring and refreshing to me! I like these type shots/depictions whatever, because they are so NORMAL! He and his family are doing what normal folk would do. It's so pleasing to have such normalcy restored to our nation's highest office (and rental house). *LOL* I am serious, though!

    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • ReadyAimClick 6y

    Excellent pic!

    Congrats on the Nobel Peace Prize!!! Outstanding achievement for a wonderful man/president!!

  • Ruben S. PRO 6y

    Great photo!!!
  • Dixie's pix 6y

    Congratulations on the Peace Prize.
  • Jose Carlos Costa 6y

    Awesome. Very good work with light.

    Congrats on the Prize.
  • Eli Nixon PRO 6y

  • Beth Wales PRO 6y

    Good angle, Mr Souza.More artistic than the previous few - and I get to read more than the first sentence(which is all I knew previously).Thanks.
    Congratulations to the President for being honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 10goderecho 6y

    with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence..We pledge, Ahhh. I think we may want to work on the that last part, Honour.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Hey Malia, your pops wants to "CHANGE" that.....don't let him do it!
  • JewelandtheSun 6y

    Nice photo!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Lincoln must be turning over in his grave with a socialist President at the helm .

  • FloridaFliss PRO 6y

    Such an awesome shot... was here just last weekend...
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Taken on September 27, 2009
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