It's not very often that the POTUS himself gets a moment to steal away from the chaos of obligatory diplomatic meetings and press conferences, but it's even rarer that we get a chance to see what those moments look like. The White House photo office just released a batch of pictures that give a glimpse of President Obama behind the scenes.

Although all 84 pictures are on the White House flickr page, we've compiled some of our favorite shots just for you. From flicks of the commander-in-chief enjoying a quiet game of pool, to signing a 4-year-old's drawing and even stolen moments slow-dancing with Michelle, these are some of the photos that made our hearts smile. Tell us which ones are your favorite.

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  • President Barack Obama and Toni Morrison

    President Barack Obama talks with Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Toni Morrison in the Blue Room of the White House, May 29, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180296471/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden greet guests prior to a luncheon with Senate spouses at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., May 23, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180297211/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • President Barack Obama at high school graduation

    President Barack Obama greets graduating Joplin High School seniors before their commencement ceremony at Missouri Southern State University's Leggett & Platt Athletic Center in Joplin, Mo., May 21, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180297659/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House </a>

  • President Barack Obama plays pool

    President Barack Obama plays a game of pool following the conclusion of the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180299771/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • The Obamas greet soldier's family

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, outside the Oval Office prior to a Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Specialist Sabo, May 16, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Kathleen Starkey, sister-in-law; Rose Sabo-Brown, widow; Frances Buccelli, mother-in-law. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180300973/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • The Obamas share a slow dance

    President Barack Obama dances with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House prior to an "In Performance at the White House" series concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, May 9, 2012. During the concert the President presented Bacharach and Eunice David, on behalf of her husband, with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180302563/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • President Barack Obama backstage

    President Barack Obama waits backstage before delivering the keynote address at the the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 18th Annual Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180302779/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">WhIte House</a>

  • President Barack Obama throws football

    President Barack Obama throws a football on the field at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7239173724/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • The Obamas invite Bush family to lunch

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a lunch for members of the Bush family in the Red Room of the White House, May 31, 2012. Seated clockwise from the President are: former First Lady Barbara Bush, Bucky Bush, Doro Bush Koch, Jenna Bush Hager, Marvin Bush, Jody Bush, former President George W. Bush, Mrs. Obama, former President George H.W. Bush, Patty Bush, Bobby Koch, Barbara Bush, Margaret Bush, Jonathan Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7180931387/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • President Barack Obama signs child's drawing

    Luz Graham-Urquilla, 4, watches President Barack Obama as he signs her drawing at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, May 25, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365524434/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • President Barack Obama at Iowa airport

    President Barack Obama greets people upon arrival at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, May 24, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365524578/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • President Barack Obama prayer circle

    President Barack Obama prays following a meeting with religious leaders in the Oval Office, May 18, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365528136/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>

  • FLOTUS Michelle Obama makes gifts with children

    First Lady Michelle Obama joins children in making Mother's Day gifts in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 10, 2012. <br> <br> Flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365529680/in/set-72157630051453251" target="_hplink">White House</a>