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From The Oval Office To The Great Wall Of China: A Look At The Best White House Photos Of 2014

Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza and his team follow President Barack Obama and the first family into the Oval Office and around the world, giving Americans a glimpse into the day to day life of our nation's leader.

Below, take a look at some of the best White House photos of 2014:

  • President Barack Obama visits with a departing United States Secret Service agent and his wife as their son dives into a couc
    Lawrence Jackson / The White House
    President Barack Obama visits with a departing United States Secret Service agent and his wife as their son dives into a couch in the Oval Office, June 23, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Malia Obama, center, watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the roof
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Malia Obama, center, watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the roof of the White House, July 4, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis for "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" in
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis for "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2014.
  • Children help President Barack Obama to his feet after he sat on the floor to have a group photo with them during a U.S. Emba
    Pete Souza / The White House
    Children help President Barack Obama to his feet after he sat on the floor to have a group photo with them during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Manila, Philippines, April 28, 2014.
  • Natalie Jones, Acting Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State, looks into the Oval Office through a peephole during a bil
    Pete Souza / The White House
    Natalie Jones, Acting Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State, looks into the Oval Office through a peephole during a bilateral meeting between President Barack Obama and President François Hollande of France, Feb. 11, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama walks with U.S. Secret Service agents to Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Ang
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama walks with U.S. Secret Service agents to Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., May 8, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama poses for a selfie with Bill Nye, left, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the Blue Room prior to the White Ho
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama poses for a selfie with Bill Nye, left, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the Blue Room prior to the White House Student Film Festival, Feb. 28, 2014.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama reacts to seeing her initials welded onto a steel plate by welder Michael Macomber during a keel-la
    Chuck Kennedy / The White House
    First Lady Michelle Obama reacts to seeing her initials welded onto a steel plate by welder Michael Macomber during a keel-laying ceremony for the USS Illinois at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in North Kingston, R.I., June 2, 2014.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan., May 16, 2014. Stephan
    Chuck Kennedy / The White House
    First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan., May 16, 2014. Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation and Education, leads the tour.
  • President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting patrons at The Coupe restaurant in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2014.
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting patrons at The Coupe restaurant in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in a "Let's Move!" video taping on the Colonnade of the White
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in a "Let's Move!" video taping on the Colonnade of the White House, Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Audience members photograph HUD Secretary Julián Castro introducing President Barack Obama at the Department of Housing and U
    Lawrence Jackson / The White House
    Audience members photograph HUD Secretary Julián Castro introducing President Barack Obama at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama holds a conference call  regarding the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, at a private h
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama holds a conference call regarding the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, at a private home in New York, N.Y., July 17, 2014. Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer and Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations attend.
  • President Barack Obama spars with Jaren Paul Suber, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Rowlett, Texas, in the Oval Offi
    Chuck Kennedy / The White House
    President Barack Obama spars with Jaren Paul Suber, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Rowlett, Texas, in the Oval Office, March 20, 2014.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama hugs daughters Sasha, left, and Malia as they visit the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, China, Mar
    Amanda Lucidon / The White House
    First Lady Michelle Obama hugs daughters Sasha, left, and Malia as they visit the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, China, March 23, 2014.
  • U.S. Secret Service agents stand next to the motorcade to avoid gusts of wind from Marine One as President Barack Obama arriv
    Pete Souza / The White House
    U.S. Secret Service agents stand next to the motorcade to avoid gusts of wind from Marine One as President Barack Obama arrives at the Yongsan landing zone, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 25, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama views drought conditions in California, flying aboard Marine One from Fresno to Firebaugh, accompanied
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama views drought conditions in California, flying aboard Marine One from Fresno to Firebaugh, accompanied by Rep. Jim Costa and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Feb. 14, 2014.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker pose for a selfie in the Blue Room prior to the White House Talent Show ho
    Amanda Lucidon / The White House
    First Lady Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker pose for a selfie in the Blue Room prior to the White House Talent Show hosted with the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the East Room of the White House, May 20, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama stands with a rider from the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride, in the Diplomatic Reception Room
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama stands with a rider from the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, April 17, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama walks with Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in th
    Pete Souza / The White House
    President Barack Obama walks with Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in the Oval Office, April 4, 2014.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama hugs introducer Shanese Bryant in the Green Room as they wait with Sam Kass, Executive Director of
    Chuck Kennedy / The White House
    First Lady Michelle Obama hugs introducer Shanese Bryant in the Green Room as they wait with Sam Kass, Executive Director of "Let's Move!," prior to a Nutrition Facts label event in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014.
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