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Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of December. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

December is traditionally a lean month for pictures coming out of the White House, at least this early. After Pete's staff get's back from vacation they will usually post more images. I'll include the best ones in the comments of the January Diary.

December 2012

President Obama
President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 28, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama participates in a Twitter live question and answer session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 3, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Vice President Joe Biden leads the first meeting to develop policy proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown shootings and other tragedies, in the Cordell Hull Conference Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.; Thomas Nee, President of the National Association of Police Organizations; Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, President of Police Executive Research Forum & Major Cities Chiefs Association; and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk in a West Wing hallway of the White House, following the President's statement to the press, Dec. 19, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Personal Secretary Anita Decker watch a video of David Axelrod shaving off his mustache, in the Outer Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Air Force One is surrounded by a dense fog on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 10, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Dec. 13, 2012. Pictured, clockwise from the President, are: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; and Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk down the Grand Staircase before delivering remarks at a holiday reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 4, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Dec. 6, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House Photography Disclaimer:
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
I know a lot of people don't have the time to check out the White House's photostream at Flickr so I put together this diary at the end of each month for everyone.

If you see an image you really like I encourage you to click through using the links I've provided under each image and view that photo in a larger format (in cases where there are no links that is because the White House has not yet uploaded that image to Flickr). Also, you can order prints through Flickr or download full sized files to print at home if you'd like. I've printed quite a few over the years to hang in my office here at school.

Please feel free to add your favorite White House Photo Staff pictures in the comments that I missed and you'd like to share with everyone.

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Originally posted to Bob's Blog on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST.

Also republished by I Vote for Democrats, J Town, and White House Photo Diaries .

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