Behind the Scenes: Summer 2009 at the White House

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White House Butler Von Everett pumps up a basketball for the president.

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President Obama in the Green Room.

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President Obama, on stage with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, talks about health care during a town hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.

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President Obama with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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After meeting with the Columbus Crew, the 2008 MLS Cup champions, President Obama tosses a soccer ball.

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President Obama shakes Rep. Charles Rangel’s (D-NY) hand at a meeting with members of Congress.

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The president gets punchy while talking health care reform with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Peter Orszag, Phil Schiliro and Larry Summers.

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Supporters greet Obama at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich.

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President Obama warms up before throwing the first pitch at the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis.

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Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) with the president in the Oval Office.

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President Obama greets the Gramajo family, participants inthe Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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President Obama welcomes the family of newly appointed FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to the Oval Office.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) talks health care reform with the president. Joining them are White House advisors Phil Schiliro and Nancy-Ann DeParle.

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Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and advisor Phil Schiliro meet with the president in the Oval Office.

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President Obama attends a bipartisan meeting of freshman House members in the White House’s Roosevelt Room.

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Advisors and speechwriters speak to the president as he prepares to make a statement about health care.

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Obama and aides talk health care.

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Obama and senior staffers play basketball at Camp David.

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The president congratulates students from the “Math Counts” program.

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Country musician Brad Paisley performs at a White House event celebrating country music.

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Communications Director Anita Dunn, Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, President Obama, and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs before a meeting in the Oval Office.

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