President Barack Obama was a busy man in 2012… but that’s to expect when you’re the Leader of the Free World.
Look back at photos taken by official White House photographers in 2012. Commentary and photography by Pete Souza. Additional photos by David Lienemann, Chuck Kennedy, Lawrence Jackson and Sonya N. Hebert.
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