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12/30/2015 12:57 pm ET Updated Dec 30, 2015

These Are Some Of The Best White House Photos From 2015

We can't wait to see what these photographers capture in 2016.

It's quite a challenging feat to document the everyday happenings of the most important office in the world, but White House Chief Photographer Pete Souza and his team beautifully lived up to that challenge in 2015.

As we head into the final year of President Barack Obama's term, here's a look back at the great images taken by the official White House photographers this year. 

  • President Barack Obama's wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport before
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama's wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport before departing from Kingston, Jamaica, on April 9, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversa
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama signs a poster for 13-year-old student Vidal Chastanet, who appeared on the "Humans of New York" blog,
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama signs a poster for 13-year-old student Vidal Chastanet, who appeared on the "Humans of New York" blog, as his 6-year-old brother Alden St. Marie plays, at left, in the Oval Office on Feb. 5, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama greets House and Senate pages as he departs the House chamber after delivering the State of the Union
    Amanda Lucidon/The White House
    President Barack Obama greets House and Senate pages as he departs the House chamber after delivering the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2015.
  • Snow disperses as Marine One takes off from the South Lawn of the White House on March 6, 2015.
    Chuck Kennedy/The White House
    Snow disperses as Marine One takes off from the South Lawn of the White House on March 6, 2015.
  • Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, pretends to punch President Barack Obama
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, pretends to punch President Barack Obama with her cast in the Oval Office on March 5, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama holds the daughter of former staff member Darienne Page Rakestraw in the Cross Hall of the White House
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama holds the daughter of former staff member Darienne Page Rakestraw in the Cross Hall of the White House on April 3, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama and U.S. Park Service rangers view a small alligator during a tour at Everglades National Park in Flor
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama and U.S. Park Service rangers view a small alligator during a tour at Everglades National Park in Florida on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
  • Vice President Joe Biden congratulates President Barack Obama after hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Ca
    Pete Souza/The White House
    Vice President Joe Biden congratulates President Barack Obama after hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2015.
  • President Obama gets help from students after posing for a photo at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska, on Sept.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Obama gets help from students after posing for a photo at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska, on Sept. 2, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama greets neighbors after visiting a model home at the Nueva Villas at Beverly, a single-family housing d
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama greets neighbors after visiting a model home at the Nueva Villas at Beverly, a single-family housing development owned by local nonprofit organization Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. in Phoenix, on Jan. 8, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama in Marine One flying to Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 1, 2015.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama in Marine One flying to Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 1, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama escort Pope Francis back into the White House after a ceremony on Sept.
    David Lienemann/The White House
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama escort Pope Francis back into the White House after a ceremony on Sept. 23, 2015.
  • First lady Michelle Obama snuggles against President Barack Obama before a videotaping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diploma
    Amanda Lucidon/The White House
    First lady Michelle Obama snuggles against President Barack Obama before a videotaping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with outgoing Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and incoming Soc
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with outgoing Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and incoming Social Secretary Deesha Dyer in the ground floor corridor following a state dinner at the White House on April 28, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama meets with inmates at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Jul
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama meets with inmates at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 16, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama gestures to a departing guest in a hallway of the West Wing of the White House on April 29, 2015.
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama gestures to a departing guest in a hallway of the West Wing of the White House on April 29, 2015.
  • First lady Michelle Obama cheers "Counselor of the Year" semi-finalists and finalists in the Blue Room prior to an event hono
    Amanda Lucidon/The White House
    First lady Michelle Obama cheers "Counselor of the Year" semi-finalists and finalists in the Blue Room prior to an event honoring them in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 30, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel in between taped segments of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Los Angeles on March 12,
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel in between taped segments of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Los Angeles on March 12, 2015.
  • An aerial view of the White House taken from the cockpit of Marine One upon arrival from Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 15, 201
    Pete Souza/The White House
    An aerial view of the White House taken from the cockpit of Marine One upon arrival from Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 15, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks with the help of comedic actor Keegan-Michael Key during the White House Corresponden
    Lawrence Jackson/The White House
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks with the help of comedic actor Keegan-Michael Key during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan look toward the Washington Monument during a visit to the Linco
    Pete Souza/The White House
    President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan look toward the Washington Monument during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2015.
  • First lady Michelle Obama reacts while talking on the phone to children across the country as part of the annual NORAD Tracks
    Amanda Lucidon/The White House
    First lady Michelle Obama reacts while talking on the phone to children across the country as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program. The first lady answered phone calls from Kailua, Hawaii, on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2015.

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