Happy Birthday, President Obama

Today, President Obama turns 51. In honor of the occasion, we thought we’d share 51 of our favorite pictures of the President in the White House.

Check out the slideshow.

  • President and First lady at Inaugural Ball

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama rides the elevator to the Private Residence

    President Obama rides up to the Private Residence of the White House after 10 inaugural balls. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama at a Super Bowl Party

    President Barack Obama holds 3-D glasses while watching the Super Bowl game at a Super Bowl Party. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama takes a picture

    President Barack Obama takes aim with a photographer's camera backstage. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama examines the Resolute Desk

    President Obama examines the Resolute Desk while visiting with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Oval Office. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Obama runs with Bo

    President Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog, Bo, on the dog's initial visit to the White House. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama hugs First Lady Michelle Obama in the Red Room

    President Barack Obama hugs First Lady Michelle Obama in the Red Room of the White House. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Obama lifts up a baby during the U.S. Embassy greeting

    President Obama lifts up a baby during the U.S. Embassy greeting at a Prague hotel. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together

    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together at a picnic table on the South Lawn. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama pets Bo

    President Barack Obama pets the family dog, Bo, during a brief break from meetings on the South Lawn. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama meets with Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor

    President Barack Obama meets with Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama cheers for his daughter Sasha's soccer team

    President Barack Obama cheers for his daughter Sasha's soccer team. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama chest-bumps a graduate at the U.S. Naval Academy

    President Barack Obama chest-bumps a graduate at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama jokingly shows off the hat he was given

    President Barack Obama jokingly shows off the hat he was given during his tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama ducks his head in a Pyramid

    President Barack Obama ducks his head to get through an entranceway on a tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama and celebrity chef Bobby Flay grill

    President Obama and Bobby Flay grill steak, corn and barbeque chicken at the Kick Off Young Men's Barbeque. (Official WH Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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  • President Barack Obama and former First Lady Nancy Reagan

    President Barack Obama and former First Lady Nancy Reagan walk side-by-side through Center Hall in the White House. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama leaves a presidential coin at the gravesite of 19-year-old Medal of Honor recipient

    President Obama leaves a coin at the gravesite of 19-year-old Medal of Honor recipient Specialist Ross McGinnis. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama looks at the Nobel Peace Prize medal for the first time

    President Barack Obama looks at the Nobel Peace Prize medal for the first time at the Norwegian Nobel Institute. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama looks through a telescope

    President Barack Obama looks through a telescope during the Astronomy Night event on the South Lawn. (Official WH Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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  • President Barack Obama parries with fencer Tim Morehouse

    President Barack Obama uses a Star Wars light saber during the U.S. Olympians youth sporting event. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Obama plays with his Niece

    President Barack Obama plays with his niece Savita during the family's vacation on Martha's Vineyard. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama talks alone with Sen. Edward Kennedy

    President Barack Obama talks alone with Sen. Edward Kennedy in the Green Room. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama casts his line

    President Barack Obama casts his line while fishing for trout on the East Gallatin River near Belgrade, Montana. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President visits Joplin

    The President visited Joplin, Mo., following a devastating tornado. Here he greets Hugh Hills in front of his home. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President and his daughter Sasha read

    The President and his daughter Sasha read one of Thomas Jefferson’s speeches at the Jefferson Memorial. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President dancing at the Fiesta Latina

    Much to Sasha’s chagrin, the President starts dancing to the music at the Fiesta Latina event on the South Lawn. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President Respecting Fallen Soldiers Returning

    The President made a trip to Dover Air Force Base to pay respects to fallen troops coming back from Afghanistan. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President plays Peek-a-Boo

    The President plays peek-a-boo with the daughter of White House staffer Emmett Beliveau in the Outer Oval Office. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

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

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  • President Barack Obama enjoys a beer with Dakota Meyer

    President Barack Obama enjoys a beer with Dakota Meyer on the patio outside of the Oval Office. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as President Barack Obama soothes a crying baby

    First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as President Barack Obama soothes a crying baby at the Congressional Picnic. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama with Ruby Bridges

    The President, Ruby Bridges, and representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum view "The Problem We All Live With." (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President plays soccer with children

    President Obama plays soccer with children at the Cidade de Deus favela Community Center in Rio de Janeiro. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President at a rained out event

    The skies opened up on Memorial Day outside of Chicago, and the President canceled his speech due to the weather. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Obama with Family Light the National Christmas Tree

    President Obama, with family, react to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. (Official WH Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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  • The President playing with his Daughters in the Snow

    President Obama and his daughters play in the Rose Garden in the midst of a snowstorm. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama sits with daughter Sasha

    President Obama sits with Sasha during a barbecue with family and friends in celebration of his 49th birthday. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President and Bo in the Motorcade

    The President and Bo ride in the presidential motorcade en route to PetSmart in Alexandria, Va. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama sits on the Rosa Parks bus

    President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama fist-bumps custodian

    President Barack Obama fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President plays a prank

    The President tricks White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson by stepping on the back of the scale. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President blocks a Shot

    President Obama blocks a shot while playing basketball with personal aide Reggie Love in New York. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President and the First Lady watch the retiring of the colors

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch the retiring of the colors aboard the USS Carl Vinson. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • President Barack Obama bends over

    President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President coaches Basketball

    The President and his then personal aide, Reggie Love, filled in as coaches for his daughter's game one Saturday. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President and Vice President recieve an Update on Osama Bin Laden Mission

    President Obama and others receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • Secretary Clinton congratulates President Obama

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulates President Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President fires a Marshmellow Gun

    President Barack Obama demos Joey Hudy's Extreme Marshmallow Cannon at the second White House Science Fair. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President at the Grand Canyon

    President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • The President and the Pirate

    President Obama "meets" with speechwriter Cody Keenan, dressed as a pirate for a photo taken for a humorous speech. (Official WH Photo by Pete Souza)

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