Obama picks his favourite photos of himself for 2012 (not that he likes to show off)
What with a Presidential election, two severe hurricanes, multiple mass shootings and a fiscal cliff, it has been a busy year for Barack Obama.
But at every twist and turn, his decisions, reactions and emotions have been captured in photographs.
Now, as 2012 comes to a close, the President has pulled together a collection of his favourite pictures for the year and posted them to the White House Facebook page for America to enjoy.
Obama goes long on the football field
Taken on July Fourth, this is one of the President’s favorite (mohawked) photos from this year
A campaign event in Wisconsin attracted some 30,000 Obama fans
The President and First Lady hugging at his final campaign rally made Obama’s top 12 photos of the year
Many of the images of the world’s most photographed man were taken at campaign rallies.
Others were shot during down time, when the President and First Lady, Michelle Obama, could take a breather from their exhausting schedules.
A poignant photo of the First Couple embracing in the darkness after the President’s final campaign rally made Obama’s dozen favourite pictures, as well as one of the pair gazing at their home town, Chicago, from across the water.
‘We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up,’ Obama said at the Democratic National Convention, where an image of him at the podium made the top shots.
A young Obama fan is photographed in Davenport, Iowa
President Obama sits on the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan
Air Force One, pictured at night during a rally in Ohio
The President gets a salute from a youngster during the campaign
Photos of the President interacting with his youngest fans also made the cut for 2012’s best pictures.
In one image, Obama is being saluted by an adorable toddler, while another shows him hugging a couple of kids at an elementary school visit.
On first glance, the school photo looks like a million others, however it’s the two classmates sneaking a cheeky kiss in the background that makes the photograph brilliant.
A superb shot of Obama throwing a football on a bright green field and another of him dropping for push ups while a group of basketball players high five beside him round off the photos that chronicle what was a huge, but ultimately successful, year for America’s leader.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle star out at the Chicago skyline
Drop down and give me 10
The kids in the back row made this one of the President’s favorite photos from 2012
‘We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up.’ ¿ President Obama at the Democratic National Convention, pictured