2011 Year in Review: Top Photos from the White House Flickr Feed

Yesterday, we shared the 10 most popular videos of 2011 from the White House YouTube channel. Today, check out 10 of the year's most viewed photos from the White House Flickr feed.


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.

President Obama Receives an Update in the Situation Room

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Binken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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

President Barack Obama Pauses At The North Memorial Pool

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, pause at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York, N.Y., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. The North Memorial pool sits in the footprint of the north tower, formerly 1 World Trade Center. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

July 16, 2011: President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama.

President Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House. July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.

President Obama with Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

President Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges, and representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum view Rockwell’s "The Problem We All Live With,” hanging in a West Wing hallway near the Oval Office, July 15, 2011. Bridges is the girl portrayed the painting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.

President Barack Obama and family watch the World Cup soccer game

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in the residence of the White House. July 17, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.

The Tip Off Of An NCAA Men's Basketball Game

The tip off of an NCAA Men's Basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University on board the USS Carl Vinson at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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

Official Obama Family Portrait 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, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.

President Obama visits MLK memorial at night

President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with President Nelson Mandela

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with former South African President Nelson Mandela about his book during a visit at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa, June 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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.

President Obama Talks on the Phone with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt in the Oval Office, Jan. 28, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden listens at left, and the President’s National Security team confer in the background. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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