Peek-A-Boo!: Behind The Scenes At The White House

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October 26: President Obama’s administration embarked on another busy month, filled with more health care reform, foreign policy maneuvering, and an election day. Here, Obama addresses the servicemen and women of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.

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October 26: Obama and Navy personnel enjoy some quality time together.

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October 26: Obama waves during a meet-and-greet after his remarks.

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October 26: The Navy Mess of the White House gets into the Halloween spirit.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

October 26: So three guys walk into the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami…and one of them tells a joke. (That’s Obama, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Obama’s personal aide, Reggie Love.)

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October 26: Love peeks from behind the curtains at the Fontainebleu Hotel as Obama delivers remarks at a Democratic fundraiser.

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October 26: Obama speaks to DSCC/DCCC donors.

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October 27: Obama tours a solar power plant in Arcadia, Fla.

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October 27: Obama shakes hands at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds as the clock to Election Day ticks down.

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October 28: The White House butlers watch as the President leaves a ceremony celebrating the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

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October 28: All eyes turn towards Obama as he makes his remarks on the passage of the act.

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October 28: The President continues a long tradition of planting a tree on White House grounds. This Littleleaf Linden replaces a Scarlet Oak planted by former President George W. Bush. But the oak — which had replaced a 118-year-old tree planted by President Harrison — “didn’t take,” according to the White House.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

October 28: Obama and White House Chief Usher Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stephen Rochon leave the site of the planting.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

October 28: Obama shares a laugh with his No. 2 at the signing ceremony for fiscal year 2010’s defense budget bill.

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At a ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to former Sen. Edward Brooke (third from left) — the first black senator since Reconstruction — Senator Harry Reid has some words with the President. Senator Mitch McConnell stands far right.

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October 28: President Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and NSC Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in the Oval Office.

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October 29: President Obama finishes up a speech on health care reform to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business and small business owners.

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Obama jots down notes as he meets with leaders of the Progressive, Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific caucuses in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

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October 29: Bo gets a belly rub in the Outer Oval Office.

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October 29: President Obama greets Girl Scouts before a signing ceremony for the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office.

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President Obama talks with Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) following his remarks to small business owners.

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October 29: President Obama attends a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, for the dignified transfer of 18 troops who died in Afghanistan.

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President Obama with Attorney General Eric Holder at the Dover Air Force Base.

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October 29: President Obama walks through the West Wing of the White House to deliver a birthday gift to Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina.

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President Obama plays peek-a-boo with a staffer’s daughter in the Outer Oval Office.

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October 31: First Lady Michelle Obama hands out treats during a Halloween reception for military families and children of White House staff.

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A skeleton and candles decorate the Blue Room of the White House for Halloween.

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Obama, the First Lady and “First Grandma” Marian Robinson welcome children from local schools on Halloween.

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Obama with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, at the Halloween reception. is at right.

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Obama talks with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2009.

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November 3: President Obama meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Oval Office.

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