Behind The Scenes: Obama White House June 2009

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President Obama looks at a map donated to the White House by the National Geographic Society.

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President Obama visits with wounded soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

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President Obama and former First Lady Nancy Reagan walk through Center Hall in the White House. To the left of Mrs. Reagan hangs her official White House portrait as First Lady.

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Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (left) gestures to Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina (second from left) during a meeting in the Oval Office. Also pictured are Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Senior Advisor Pete Rouse (foreground).

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Bo, the Obama family dog, sits on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Obama talks with Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro outside of the Oval Office.

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The place-setting for President Obama’s seat before a meeting with Congressional leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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President Obama’s signature on a wall in a classroom at Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he attended a town hall meeting on health care.

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President Obama speaks with White House Counsel Gregory Craig in the Oval Office.

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President Obama listens as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs informs him about the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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President Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office.

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President Obama boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland throws a football to President Obama on the Oval Office patio.

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President Obama meets with advisors in the Oval Office. From left: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Dan Turton, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Rob Nabors, and Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro.

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President Obama waits in the Green Room with members of Congress before delivering remarks calling for a return to statutory Pay-As-You-Go requirements.

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Speechwriters Jon Favreau and Adam Frankel (on left), as well as Senior Advisor David Axelrod (right) meet in the Oval Office with President Obama.

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Advisors sit in on phone calls between President Obama and regional politicians concerning the next day’s announcement about General Motors filing for bankruptcy. From left: Treasury advisor Harry Wilson; Ron Bloom, auto industry advisor; Steven Rattner, Treasury Department auto industry advisor; Brian Deese, National Economic Council; Gene Sperling, economic advisor; and Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council.

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President Obama during a morning meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office.

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President Obama listens to Vice President Joe Biden before the start of the Presidential Daily Briefing.

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A teleprompter holds President Obama’s remarks about General Motors and the auto industry.

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President Obama with Senior Advisors David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett in the Oval Office.

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President Obama attends a hurricane preparedness meeting at the FEMA headquarters building. President Obama is joined by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FEMA Director Craig Fugate, and Homeland Security advisor John Brennan. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner can be seen on the left.

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President Obama meets with President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea in the Oval Office.

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President Obama, prior to taping his weekly Radio Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

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President Obama and daughter Malia exit the Dairy Godmother frozen custard shop in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, June 20, during Father’s Day weekend.

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Sasha Obama enjoys some ice cream at the Dairy Godmother frozen custard shop.

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President Obama and his two daughters, Malia (left) and Sasha (right), head back to Washington after grabbing a treat at the Dairy Godmother frozen custard shop.

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President Obama brushes oil on cobs of corn as he hosts a barbecue for local students on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leave the Oval Office after a meeting. Secretary Clinton broke her elbow last week and had surgery on Friday, June 19.

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President Obama pushes daughters Malia and Sasha at the unveiling of swing-set on South Lawn outside the Oval Office.

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President Obama relaxes on a sofa in the Oval Office with First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.

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