A Different Look at the 2014 State of the Union

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Address to the nation and laid out his agenda for the coming year -- and the White House Photo Office followed him throughout the day.

They've put together a memorable set of State of the Union images -- including behind-the-scenes moments from before and after the speech, President Obama greeting Members of Congress, and audience reactions from during the speech. Check out the gallery below, and visit our State of the Union page for more State of the Union related videos and content.

  • SOTU1 En Route to Capitol

    President Obama’s motorcade travels to the U.S. Capitol for the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU2 President Obama Reviews his Speech

    President Obama reviews his State of the Union address one last time at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU3 Waiting with Sergeants at Arms

    President Obama waits before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU4 VP Biden and Senate Majority Leader Reid

    Vice President Biden and Senator Reid enter the House Chamber for the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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  • SOTU5 President Obama and Speaker Boehner

    President Obama shakes hands with House Speaker Boehner before he delivers the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU6 President Obama in the House Chamber

    President Obama acknowledges the applause before he delivers the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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  • SOTU7 President Obama State of the Union Address

    President Obama delivers the State of the Union Address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU8 President Obama State of the Union Address

    President Obama delivers the State of the Union Address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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  • SOTU9 President Obama State of the Union Address

    President Obama delivers the State of the Union Address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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  • SOTU10 President Obama Acknowledges Army Ranger Cory Remsburg

    President Obama acknowledges Army Ranger Cory Remsburg during the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU11 Army Ranger Cory Remsburg

    The First Lady and the First Lady’s other guests applaud Army Ranger Cory Remsburg. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU12 Cabinet Members Applaud

    Cabinet members applaud President Obama at the State of the Union address in the House Chamber. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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  • SOTU13 Sen. Debbie Stabenow

    Sen. Stabenow, Attorney General Holder, Defense Sec. Hagel, and Treasury Sec. Lew greet President Obama. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU14 President Obama Signs Copies of his Speech

    President Obama signs copies of his speech for Members of Congress as he departs the House Chamber. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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  • SOTU15 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

    President Obama kisses the First Lady following his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • SOTU16 President Obama Hallway Outside the House Chamber

    President Obama signs a copy of his speech for Rep. Wilson in a hallway outside the House Chamber (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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