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04/26/2017 05:46 am ET Updated Apr 26, 2017

It's Hard To Forget The Best Photos From Obama's First 100 Days

A blast from the past.
President Barack Obama takes aim with a photographer's camera backstage prior to giving remarks about providing mortgage paym
Pete Souza/The White House
President Barack Obama takes aim with a photographer's camera backstage prior to giving remarks about providing mortgage payment relief for responsible homeowners at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona, on Feb. 18, 2009.

With President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office approaching, we’re looking back at the photos released by the White House since Inauguration Day.

And it became clear that there was a stark difference in the intimacy of Trump’s photos compared with those from President Barack Obama’s first 100 days, likely because of the wealth of images captured and shared by White House photographer Pete Souza. (You can revisit them all thanks to the archive on the Obama White House Flickr.)

Souza captured many iconic images during Obama’s first 100 days, ranging from private Super Bowl screenings with 3D glasses to quiet moments with first lady Michelle Obama.

Check out photos from Obama’s first 100 days below. You might just see one of your favorites. 

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an inaugural ball in Was
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an inaugural ball in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009.
  • Obama rides the elevator to the private residence of the White House after attending 10 inaugural balls and being sworn in as
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama rides the elevator to the private residence of the White House after attending 10 inaugural balls and being sworn in as president on Jan. 20, 2009.
  • Obama sits in the Oval Office on his first day in office, Jan. 21, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama sits in the Oval Office on his first day in office, Jan. 21, 2009.
  • Obama and Vice President Joe Biden laugh together in the Oval Office on Jan. 22, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and Vice President Joe Biden laugh together in the Oval Office on Jan. 22, 2009.
  • Obama watches Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' first press briefing on television, in his private study off the Oval Office on J
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama watches Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' first press briefing on television, in his private study off the Oval Office on Jan. 22, 2009.
  • Obama is briefed before making phone calls to foreign leaders in the Oval Office on Jan. 26, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama is briefed before making phone calls to foreign leaders in the Oval Office on Jan. 26, 2009.
  • Obama greets kitchen staff before a lunch at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 27, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama greets kitchen staff before a lunch at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 27, 2009.
  • Obama wipes his face with a cloth handed to him by White House butler Von Everett in the Blue Room of the White House followi
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama wipes his face with a cloth handed to him by White House butler Von Everett in the Blue Room of the White House following an event with business leaders in the East Room on Jan. 28, 2009.
  • Obama and the first lady wear 3D glasses while watching a TV commercial during Super Bowl XLIII, Arizona Cardinals vs. P
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and the first lady wear 3D glasses while watching a TV commercial during Super Bowl XLIII, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, in the family theater of the White House on Feb. 1, 2009. Guests included family, friends, Cabinet members, staff members and bipartisan members of Congress.
  • Obama and Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas move a couch in the Oval Office on Feb. 2, 2009. Douglas met with the president about the
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas move a couch in the Oval Office on Feb. 2, 2009. Douglas met with the president about the economic recovery plan.
  • Obama wears a Air Force One jacket on his first flight aboard the plane from Andrews Air Force Base to Newport News
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama wears a Air Force One jacket on his first flight aboard the plane from Andrews Air Force Base to Newport News, Virginia, on Feb. 5. 2009.
  • Obama looks at a portrait of President James Madison while waiting in the Blue Room of the White House before his press
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama looks at a portrait of President James Madison while waiting in the Blue Room of the White House before his press conference in the East Room on Feb. 9, 2009.
  • Obama meets with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 16, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama meets with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 16, 2009.
  • Obama takes aim with a photographer's camera backstage before delivering remarks about providing mortgage payment relief
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama takes aim with a photographer's camera backstage before delivering remarks about providing mortgage payment relief for responsible homeowners at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona, on Feb. 18, 2009.
  • Obama and the first lady dance while the band Earth, Wind and Fire performs at the Governors Ball in the East Room of th
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and the first lady dance while the band Earth, Wind and Fire performs at the Governors Ball in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 22, 2009.
  • Obama waves to members of Congress before addressing the joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 24, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama waves to members of Congress before addressing the joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 24, 2009.
  • Obama plays with a football in the Outer Oval Office on March 4, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama plays with a football in the Outer Oval Office on March 4, 2009.
  • The president and the first lady walk to Marine One on the South Lawn before heading to Camp David on March 7, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    The president and the first lady walk to Marine One on the South Lawn before heading to Camp David on March 7, 2009.
  • Obama examines the Resolute Desk on March 3, 2009, while visiting with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Oval Office. In a
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama examines the Resolute Desk on March 3, 2009, while visiting with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Oval Office. In a famous photograph, her brother John F. Kennedy Jr., peeked through the FDR panel, while his father worked.
  • Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog Bo on the dog's initial visit to the White House on March 15, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog Bo on the dog's initial visit to the White House on March 15, 2009.
  • Obama practices his golf swing at an outdoor hold prior to an event at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles on
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama practices his golf swing at an outdoor hold prior to an event at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles on March 19, 2009.
  • Obama walks to a podium in the Cross Hall, Grand Foyer of the White House, before making a statement regarding the American a
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama walks to a podium in the Cross Hall, Grand Foyer of the White House, before making a statement regarding the American auto industry, on March 30, 2009.
  • Obama confers with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during the G-20 Summit on April 2, 2009, at the ExCel Centre in L
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama confers with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during the G-20 Summit on April 2, 2009, at the ExCel Centre in London.
  • Obama lifts up a baby on April 4, 2009, during the U.S. Embassy greeting at a Prague hotel.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama lifts up a baby on April 4, 2009, during the U.S. Embassy greeting at a Prague hotel.
  • Obama receives a fist-bump from a U.S. soldier as he greets hundreds of U.S. troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Iraq, o
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama receives a fist-bump from a U.S. soldier as he greets hundreds of U.S. troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Iraq, on April 7, 2009.
  • Obama makes his way down the stairs of Air Force One on April 8, 2009, upon his arrival to Andrews Air Force Base returning f
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama makes his way down the stairs of Air Force One on April 8, 2009, upon his arrival to Andrews Air Force Base returning from Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table on April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table on April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Obama cheers on a young child as she rolls her egg toward the finish line April 13, 2009, during the White House Easter Egg R
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama cheers on a young child as she rolls her egg toward the finish line April 13, 2009, during the White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Obama and Biden walk back to the Oval Office after putting on the White House putting green on April 24, 2009.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Obama and Biden walk back to the Oval Office after putting on the White House putting green on April 24, 2009.
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