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The Obama Years: The President We Loved, The Photographs We Adored

We all know that Donald Trump won the US Presidential Elections, but that doesn't mean people will forget the former US President Barack Obama anytime sooner or ever. And while liberals are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the domination of the Republicans in the US Senate and in the House of Representatives, we should not forget how much fun it was to have Barack Obama in the White House. Thus, let's take a look at the best photos taken by Pete Souza, the former official photographer of the White House. Obama is admired widely for his conduct and the aura that he reflects. We also love him for his art of wearing his heart on his sleeves. Well-deserving the title of the coolest US Prez, Obama is someone, every world leader should learn something from. From playing around with kids in the White House, enjoying basketball matches wholeheartedly, to showering love on his wife Michelle in public, Obama is someone who keeps no regrets. Have a look at some of the amazing captures of the favorite POTUS. This collection will surely make your day.

1. Barack Obama Spending Lone Time

This is one of his most iconic shots ever. Obama, looking out of the window, in a silent room, definitely, some great thoughts in the pipeline. The capture looks so serene and so promising that we are sure, America has been living a great life under Barack's presidency. Kudos to the great man, there!

2. At The Historical Rosa Parks Bus

He is the first African-American President of The US, and that means a lot to many people.

3. Barack Obama With Robby Novak At The Oval Office

Robby Novak was known as the Kid President.

4. Barack Playing With Sarah Froman

Sarah Froman is the child of Michael Froman and Nancy Goodman. Michael Froman served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics.

5. Together During The 50th Bloody Sunday Anniversary

This is a powerful photo that shows the love between two of the most powerful people in the world.

6. Barack Obama With Janiya Penny And Her Family

Janiya Penny is a child from the 'Make-A-Wish Foundation,' and she couldn't believe that she was at the Oval Office.

7. Barack Obama With His Loving Family

It's been eight years of looking at this wonderful family and we'd still want to see more of it. 

8. Barack Obama Coaching Sasha Obama's Basketball Team

Sasha Obama's coaches couldn't make it to the game, so Barack Obama and his personal aide supported the team.

9. Barack Obama Riding The Elevator At The White House

This was taken during a tiring day when he went to at least 10 inaugural balls.

10. Obama Holding The Child Of One Of His Staff Members

The child of London Rakestraw and Darienne Page Rakestraw in his arms.

11. Barack Obama Playing Peek-A-Boo

He was having fun with Emmett Beliveau's daughter. Can it get any cuter?

12. Obama And The XIV Dalai Lama

Two great leaders in a single snap.

13. Two former US Presidents together having a serious chit-chat

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both Democrats, in a serious discussion. 

14. Obama Playing Basketball

He was playing with other members of the White House in Martha's vineyard.

15. Observing The Damage By A Tornado In Oklahoma

He was safely observing the situation from the inside of an Air Force One aircraft.

16. A Sweet Moment

They make one of the best couples we've all ever seen.

17. Barack And His Wife Dancing Together

They were at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Inaugural Ball.

18. Obama With Stephanie Decker

Stephanie Decker is a widow who lost her legs while saving her kids from a tornado.

19. Sasha Obama Hiding From Barack Obama

She was waiting to surprise him as her father was about to finish his day's work.

20. Michelle Obama Dancing With Virginia McLaurin

Virginia McLaurin is more than 100 years old, and in this picture, the couple is seen celebrating the history of African Americans.

21. Obama Eating A Peach

He was hungry after attending a Town Hall Meeting, so he took this peach at Kroger's Supermarket.

22. Obama And The Kids Of Denis McDonough

If there's one thing we know, it's that he's really great with kids.

23. Obama And Rugby

Right before a meeting, he decided to have some fun with a game of rugby .

24. Obama With Jimmy Fallon

Barack Obama looks delightful whenever he appears on talk shows.

25. Barack Enjoying Pizza

Here, he is with several people who wrote him letters. This was in Denver, Colorado.

26. Curious Infants

They weren't so sure about who they were looking at.

27. Barack Supporting Lincoln Rose Smith

Lincoln Rose Smith (daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith). She was still learning how to walk at that time.

28. A Lovely Moment

Even if Barack Obama is busy, he still finds some time to show affection towards his wife.

29. Barack Holding Talia Neufeld

Talia Neufeld is the adorable daughter of Adam Neufeld, who was a former White House staff member.

30. Obama As Spider-Man's Opponent

Obama and kids, never ending it seems!

31. A Family Portrait

Wouldn't you miss seeing them at the White House?

32. Barack Obama With Bo, The Dog

Of course, Bo is so cute!

33. Obama With Ella Rhodes

Ella Rhodes, daughter of former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office.

34. Obama And Prince George

It seems as if Prince George has absolute control over Barack Obama.

35. A Presidential Kiss Cam Moment

You don't always witness something like this during a sports event.

36. Obama Joking Around With Marvin Nicholson

Marvin Nicholson(Obama's trip director) just wanted to know if he gained weight or not.

37. Obama At Jamaica

This is definitely one of the best photos out there. Picture perfect!

38. Comparing Hair

I am amazed that how kids are not afraid of interacting with the US President.

39. Obama And Lawrence Lipscomb

Lawrence Lipscomb is a custodian and he is good friends with Barack Obama.

40. Barack Obama again being Playful With A Kid

Barack Obama playing with a kid dressed as an elephant.Images Via: Pete SouzaUpdated by: Drishti Shastri