What is it like to be the US President? Despite lingering and divided reactions to last week's speech on the US involvement in Libya and concerns of a government shutdown this week, President Barack Obama quietly launched his 2012 re-election campaign a few days ago, tying in neatly with the last post's theme on the Obama Hope poster.
Events and announcements like these are never taken lightly, and it would be interesting to find out what goes on in the White House when the President makes his decisions. Thankfully, there is a way to look at Obama's day-to-day activities through the White House Flickr account.
This is the official photostream of the White House as captured by the Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer, along with the help of his staff at the Photo Office.
There are more of these photographs over at the White House Flickr photostream. Pete Souza's account of President Obama's campaign can be found in The Rise of Barack Obama. The first year of the President can be read in The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office or seen in The President's Photographer: 50 Years Inside the Oval.