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Obama Portrait Unveiled Ahead Of Second Inauguration (PHOTO)

01/18/2013 08:26 am ET | Updated Jan 18, 2013

New term, new official portrait.

Just before President Barack Obama's second inauguration, the White House Friday released a new official portrait of the president for his second term. The portrait, taken Dec. 6 by White House photographer Pete Souza, shows a smiling Obama standing with his arms crossed in front of his desk in the Oval Office.

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The new portrait replaces this one, taken in 2009. It was the first presidential portrait to be taken with a digital camera:

obama portrait

Presidential portraits hang in the lobbies of federal buildings across the country.

Obama's second term begins at noon EST on Sunday.

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