The White House has released a back catalogue of pictures from the past year, in snapshots that capture an intimate portrait of the US President's last 12 months in office.
Barack Obama can be seen laughing in the sea, his wife Michelle is captured taking part in a sack race, as well as iconic shots of the President celebrating the healthcare ruling.
There are more moving moments too. The president praying with a wounded service member is depicted, as is Obama on Rosa Park's bus seat.
Perhaps the most emotional is the president's reaction as he hears of the Sandy Hook shootings. Obama later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his presidency.
Obama is well-known for his appeals to "ordinary folks." This picture of him wiping yoghurt off his trousers shows that despite holding one of the most powerful positions in the world, he isn't too big to clean himself up.
University of Colorado student Kolbi Zerbest had placed her cup of yogurt on the ground while trying to shake hands with the President, and someone else inadvertently kicked the cup.
Obama also manages to pull off all-American cool in many of the shots. Pictures of the President playing basketball with George Clooney and Tobey Maguire, and on home turf of his beloved Chicago Bears, paint the president as a high-school hero.
See a year in the life of President Obama below.