Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Very Image of a President

Here are my favourite images of President Obama's 100 Days. They catch him in a range of situations from very formal to very intimate. And I haven't necessarily put them in chronological order.

Once more I have to thank my source, The Guardian website.

15 March: Obama runs with Bo, the Obama family's dog, down a hallway of the White House. Bo made his official debut on 14 April. Photograph: Pete Souza/AP

22 February: Obama and first lady Michelle enter the east room to hear Earth Wind and Fire perform at the governors' dinner at the White House. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

20 January: Obama and first lady Michelle, with staff and secret service agents, ride a freight elevator to get to an inaugural ball in Washington Photograph: Pete Souza /EPA

1 April: Obama looks over his shoulder as secretary of state Hillary Clinton walks in on the president's meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao at Winfield House Photograph: Jason Reed /Reuters

20 March: Obama meets Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's governor, at the White House
Photograph: Jim Young /Reuter

27 February: President Obama, sitting next to five-year-old Nick Aiello, sips a beer during the Washington Wizards NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Photograph: Molly Riley/Reuters

3 April: Barack and Michelle Obama meet French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Strasbourg Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

1 April: Michelle Obama puts her arm around the Queen during a reception for G20 leaders at Buckingham Palace Photograph: Reuters

1 April: Obama meets Gordon Brown ahead of the G20 summit
Photograph: Charlie Bibby/Financial Times/NPA Pool

1 April: Obama shakes hands with a police officer outside 10 Downing Street Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

1 April: A television presenter carries an Obama cut-out before the president's arrival at a Nato summit in Baden-Baden, Germany Photograph: Federico Gambarini/EPA

14 April: Obama runs with his family and and their new dog, Bo, a six-month-old Portuguese water dog, on the south lawn of the White House Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

7 April: Obama tours the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Photograph: Jim Young /Reuters

20 January: In a holding room at the Capitol in Washington Barack H Obama has a moment alone to gather his thoughts before he is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States
Photograph: Charles Ommanney/Getty Images

Image Top: 24 March: Obama leaves the east room of the White House after a primetime press conference Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images


  1. I love the one of him and Michelle in the freight lift - it's so romantic and sweet - I love how he actually show's a lot of emotion without looking too considered - if it is all considered then he is a master who makes Tony Blair and his very fake natural acting look like a third rate soap opera actor.
    Hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to see you x

  2. i agree about the natural charm of them both. The freight lift image is
    gorgeous because he's taken off his jacket for her and they look like people on their first date.

  3. I adore the Guardian's photo section! I have even made a label for posts called Goodness from the Guardian.

    I especially like the image outside of Downing Street. It's a quiet pride.

  4. you absolutely did. As a Brit, I'm envious.


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