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2013: A year inside the White House in pictures

The official White House photographer, Pete Souza, released his favourite pictures from 2013 on Flickr.

The images, selected from thousands taken throughout the year, show the President sharing intimate moments with his family and making history with his staff and leaders around the world.

President Obama sings Happy Birthday to his wife Michelle on January 17, after greeting guests at the Blue Room of the White House. Credit: Pete Souza
The President and First Lady joke with the Vice President and Dr Biden on February 24, before the National Governors Association Dinner. Credit: Pete Souza
Obama is seen visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum with the Israeli PM and president. Credit: Pete Souza
Obama is hugged by relatives of those killed in Sandy Hook shootings in April after speaking about the tragedy at Denver Police Academy. Credit: Pete Souza
Obama greets a young boy on the lawn on the White House on April 15. Credit: Pete Souza
Obama pauses for a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing inside his Oval office on April 22. Credit: Pete Souza
Graduates at Morehouse College, Atlanta, react in the rain as the President addresses them on May 19. Credit: Pete Souza
White House staff and Obama on Air Force One look at the tornado damage over Oklahoma on May 26 Credit: Pete Souza
Cameron and Obama greet children at Enniskillen Primary School during a break from the G8 summit in June. Credit: Pete Souza
G8 leaders chat during a break from summit at Lough Erne Resort. Credit: Pete Souza
The Obama family listen to Ahmed Kathrada recount his years spent inside Robben Island prison with Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Credit: Pete Souza
Thousands greet the President's motorcade in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 1. Credit: Pete Souza
A man salutes the president in Syracuse, NY, during his college affordability tour in August. Credit: Pete Souza
Obama discusses revelations that the NSA was spying on Angela Merkel with his staff inside the Oval office on October 23. Credit: Pete Souza
Nakul Dev Mahajan leads a Bollywood dance class inside the White House on November 5. Credit: Chuck Kennedy
Staff give thumbs up as Obama discusses ongoing negotiations with Iran with John Kerry on November 23. Credit: Pete Souza
South Africans cheer as Obama waits to speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial service on December 10.