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The Year in Review: The White House's 13 Favorite GIFs of 2013

Ed. note: This post was originally featured on the White House's Tumblr account.

In 2013, the White House joined Tumblr, and we're taking stock as the year comes to a close. Since launching, we've grown to more than 80,000 followers (thanks guys!) -- and there have been some pretty amazing GIFs. That's where this post comes in.

Without further ado, here are our 13 favorite GIFs (that's a hard 'G') from 2013:

1. We've added more than 8 million jobs over 45 consecutive months. In May, we animated the jobs chart to show you what that looks like:

Jobs chart

2. And the deficit is falling fast. How fast? Wait for it...

Deficit chart

3. Marine One went into warp drive:

Marine One

4. President Obama congratulated the US Naval Academy Class of 2013 on their graduation:

Naval Academy graduation

5. Sesame Street visited Pennsylvania Avenue.

Sesame Street

6. ...twice.

First Lady Michelle Obama

7. You've probably heard of The Great Gatsby. But what about The Great Gatsby Curve? It helps illustrate rising inequality.

Gatsby Curve

8. If you missed First Lady Michelle Obama's amazing #ThrowbackThursday, we don't know what to tell you.


9. There was that moment in August where the White House got a new puppy:


10. And ahead of the government shutdown, President Obama delivered a statement from the Briefing Room.

Shutdown statement

11. At the end of November, President Obama pardoned a turkey.

Pardoning a turkey

12. And of course, we can't forget our very first GIF from the Correspondents' Dinner:

Correspondents' Dinner

13. Not bad! We think it's been a pretty good year for GIFs on the White House Tumblr. Raise your hand if you agree:

Hand raise 

For more from 2013: