Fore!: Obama’s White House, End of Summer Edition

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During Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard jaunt in August, the frustrations of a game of golf claim yet another victim.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Jump shot! Obama also took to the court with White House staffers during his vacation.

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Bo hitches a ride on a helicopter flight to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Obama and his niece, Savita, harvest the dandelions of Martha’s Vineyard.

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Campers from NASCAR driver Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang meet the President on August 19. The camp is for terminally and chronically ill children; the kids visited the White House as part of a NASCAR special event.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The President addressed the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix, AZ, on August 17.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

President Barack Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak prepare for a working lunch on August 18.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones after lunch with Mubarak.

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Surprise! Economics gurus Austan Goolsbee and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner share birthdays (August 18) and cupcakes.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and reigning NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson wait before a ceremony honoring Johnson.

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Brynja Hammer, daughter of Mike Hammer, spokesman for the National Security Council, flashes her best birthday smile at the President. Brynja visited the Oval Office on her 8th birthday.

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President Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, just before the President nominated Bernanke for a second term.

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The Martha’s Vineyard journey takes the President and his family up to the Gay Head lighthouse.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

A general store in Chilmark played host to the President and daughter Malia.

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Obama and niece Savita at Martha’s Vineyard.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The Black Congressional Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner played host to the President and the First Lady on Saturday, September 26. This was the dinner in which the President relayed the story of a G20 leader asking why anti-health reform activists compare him to Hitler. “‘We don’t understand it,'” Obama quoted the anonymous G20 leader as saying. Watch the video here.

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and the First Lady share the stage.

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The extended First Family visited the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC on Sunday, September 27. From left to right: Suhaila Ng (Obama’s niece), Maya Soetoro-Ng (Obama’s sister), Konrad Ng (Obama’s brother-in-law, holding his other daughter Savita), the President, Sasha Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, and Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson.

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The First Lady and Bo on the South Lawn of the White House on September 26.

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Bo, the President and the First Lady depart Malia’s soccer game on September 26.

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