2011 Year in Review: Top Photos from the White House Flickr Feed
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May 1, 2011: President Obama and his top national security aides gathered in the White House Situation Room receive minute-by-minute updates about the Navy SEAL operation in Pakistan that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.
September 11, 2011: President Obama takes a moment to reflect at the newly opened September 11 memorial in New York on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The memorial features two reflecting pools built over the towers' footprints where the names of the victims are etched in bronze
July 16, 2011: President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama.
July 15, 2011: Norman Rockwell's iconic painting "The Problem We All Live With," depicting the desegregation of New Orleans schools, hangs in the West Wing at President Obama's request. Ruby Bridges, the girl portrayed in the image, joined the President to see how a painting commemorating this personal and historic milestone looks hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Office.
July 17, 2011: The First Family enjoys some time together as they watch the Women's World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan from the Treaty Room of the White House.
November 11, 2011: On Veterans Day, the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University face off in the Carrier Classic onboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked in San Diego.
December 11, 2011: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, right, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office. See their last family portrait here.
October 14, 2011: President Obama visits the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. The newest monument on the National Mall opened in August, but the dedication ceremony was delayed due to Hurricane Irene, and took place a few days after the President's visit.
June 21, 2011: First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, in his home during her trip to Africa this summer.
January 28, 2011: In the midst of an historic uprising of the Egyptian people calling for political, social, and economic reforms from Cairo's Tahrir Square , President Obama speaks to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from the Oval Office about the need for greater freedom, opportunity, and justice for Egypt.