The White House photographer Pete Souza, has taken over two million photos of outgoing US President Barack Obama.
The photos capture Obama’s eight-year-long journey in the White House, sometimes relaxing on a family vacation and other time meeting world leaders.
Here are few of them:
April 13, 2009.Obama runs down a corridor with the family’s new dog, Bo, a six-month old Portuguese water dog, in the White House in Washington, DC. Bo is a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife Victoria to the President’s daughters, Sasha and Malia
August 9, 2010. Obama puts his toe on the scale as Trip Director Marvin Nicholson tries to weigh himself during a hold in the volleyball locker room at the University of Texas
January 20, 2009. ‘We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it on the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look’
July 14, 2012. ‘The President delivers remarks in the pouring rain at a campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. He was supposed to do a series of press interviews inside before his speech, but since people had been waiting for hours in the rain he did his remarks as soon as he arrived at the site so people could go home to dry off’
June 4, 2015. ‘At the President’s insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a visit. As she was crawling around the Oval Office, the President got down on his hands and knees to look her in the eye’
January 1, 2012. ‘A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay
February 14, 2013. ‘The President genuinely enjoys being with kids. Here, he played a magnifying glass game with children during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia’
President Barack Obama, joined by Chief of Staff Denis McDonough’s daughter, carries a birthday cake to surprise McDonough in his West Wing office, on December 2, 2013
December 3, 2009. Obama fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following the opening session of the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth
May 26, 2013. The President and members of the White House staff look out the window of Air Force One to view tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma. After landing at Tinker Air Base, the President did a walking tour of the damage and met with those affected