US President Barack Obama presents actor Tom Hanks with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour, during a ceremony honouring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. D.C.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stand for the playing of the anthems during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. Photo Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
“The Park People Series” by artist Nathan Sawaya is seen on the South Lawn of the White House during the “South By South Lawn”, SXSL, festival. Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar arrives at the White House in Washington for a meeting with US President Barack Obama
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US First Lady Michelle Obama touches the nose of US President Barack Obama before he welcomes Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House in Washington, DC
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders walks with President Barack Obama through the Colonnade as he arrives at the White House for an Oval Office. Sanders met with President Obama after Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for president
US First Lady Michelle Obama cheers during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House in Washington D.C. Students from throughout the US performed at the presidential mansion showcasing the power of arts education
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden after Biden announced he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Members of social dance club, Rueda de la Calle DC, perform Cuban salsa dances on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday. The group, which throws dance parties in Washington, chose the White House as their venue Thursday because famed Cuban musical group Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club was performing inside at a reception for the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis watch onstage as the “Old Guard” fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington
US President Barack Obama bows his head during a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 911 terror attacks, at the White House
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in campfire songs session with fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout at South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C, The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let’s Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House. According to the White House, Obama hosted the event to bring Christian religious leaders together at the White House to ‘pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter
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US President Barack Obama smiles after signing a memorandum of disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday
U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton walk past the Rose Garden to host an event marking the 20th anniversary of the national service program AmeriCorps at the White House in Washington
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C.
Michelle Obama, US first lady, and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree to the White House in Washington. The 18.5ft Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.