2011 Year in Photos
11:37 AM EDT
Throughout 2011, staffers at the White House Photo Office followed the President, Vice President, and First Family across the country and around the world. They were on hand for moments that made history -- and captured what it's like to go behind the scenes with the Obama administration.
Now, they've compiled some of their favorite images from 2011. Check out the slideshow (and click through for captions).