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Entertainment Published: July 5, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Barack Obama’s Candid Moments Were His Best Moments

Barack Obama may be President of the United States, but that hasn’t stopped him from having fun.

These photos by Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer, showcase a side of Barack Obama that we’re all too familiar with. Despite that, these candid shots put a smile on our face.

Having followed Obama since 2004, Souza has captured as many as 2 million photos of the President. Apart from stately, official photos, he has also documented many of Obama’s candid moments.

Despite the fact that Obama is known for his media-friendly personality, having graced talk shows and even doing a Between Two Ferns comedy bit with Zach Galifianakis, these candid shots that capture the US President’s affable character continue to captivate.

From carrying a toddler in the Oval Office, to enjoying a pizza, and engaging in a “fight” with a kid in a Spiderman costume, these photos show why he’ll be missed when he steps down this November.

See the full album here.

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