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In pictures: An historic year in the White House

The official White House photographer Pete Souza has selected his favourite shots of 2012. You can view the full selection here.

President Obama enjoys a dip in the ocean during a holiday in his native Hawaii (January 1) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
First Lady Michelle Obama wins a potato sack race with talk show host Jimmy Fallon at the White House (January 25) Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Egged on by B.B. King (R) the President joins in singing 'Sweet Home Chicago' during a concert at the White House (February 21) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Obama (C) flies in a helicopter from a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul (May 1) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The President chats after a game of basketball in Los Angeles. The other players include actor (3rd from R) George Clooney (May 11) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
European leaders take a break from G8 talks at Camp David to watch the penalties of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
"Anyone want to try a piece of my strawberry pie," the President asked during a stop for lunch at a diner in Ohio (July 5) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The President and First Lady appeared on the 'Kiss Cam' during a game between the US Men's Olympic basketball team and Brazil (July 16) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The President and Vice President share a laugh before a campaign rally together in Portsmouth, Hew Hampshire (September 7) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The President pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office (October 26) Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The Obamas and Bidens following the President’s election night remarks at McCormick Place in Chicago (November 6) Credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann
The President recreating US Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's 'not impressed' photograph at the White House (November 15) Credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann
Police hold back a crowd of Burmese residents who turned out to see President Obama's historic trip to the country (November 19) Credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann
The President poses with relatives of one of the child victims, Emilie Parker, of the shootings at Newtown, Connecticut (December 16) Credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann