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Obama, un año después

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on his first day in office 1/21/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Hace ya un año que junto a mi compañera Victoria Mouriño viví la noche electoral americana en la redacción. A eso de las tres de la mañana cerramos la edición que llevaba a Obama como vencedor en la portada. En ese momento la victoria aun no era matemática, pero Obama-Biden ya sacaba una gran ventaja a McCain-Palin. Llegue a mi casa, cené algo, seguí el final del recuento y vi el discurso de Obama en Chicago. En ese momento sentí que un cambio se avecinaba en los USA y probablemente en el mundo. Tal vez hoy, un año después, no tenga ese mismo sentimiento.

Os presento esta edición fotográfica sobre el Presidente Obama, ordenada cronológicamente y realizada con las maravillosas imágenes que la oficina de fotografía de la Casa Blanca realiza. Un equipo de fotógrafos dirigido por Pete Souza, fotógrafo de la Casa Blanca en la época de Reagan, fotógrafo en Washington del Chicago Tribune y autor del libro "The Rise of Barack Obama".

Espero que os gusten. Intentaré profundizar en futuros post sobre el gran trabajo que realizan estos fotógrafos  y que podéis ver en el flickr de la Casa Blanca, donde cuelgan sus imágenes para uso personal o para su utilización por los medios de comunicación.

 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball. Washington, D.C. 1/20/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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Early in the morning on Jan. 21st, President Barack Obama rides the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House after attending 10 inaugural balls and a long day including being sworn in as President at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama reads the letter left in the Oval Office Resolute Desk for him the previous day, by former President George W. Bush. The letter from the previous president to the incoming president has become a White House tradition. 1/21/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama places a phone call at his desk in the Oval Office. 1/23/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the Childrens Garden while touring the White House grounds.1/24/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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NSC staff members sit in the Oval Office while President Obama speaks to foreign leaders 1/27/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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On a tour of the State Floor of the White House, President Barack Obama looks at a portrait of John F. Kennedy by Aaron Shikler. 1/24/09 Official Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wear 3-D glasses while watching Super Bowl 43, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, at a Super Bowl Party in the family theater of the White House. Guests included family, friends, staff members and bipartisan members of Congress, 2/1/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office 1/30/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama departs from Andrews Air Force Base for Newport News, Virginia on his first trip on Air Force One 2/5/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama is helped by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to move a couch in the Oval Office 2/2/09. Governor Douglas met with the President about the economic recovery plan. 2/2/09 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the Oval Office 2/2/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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Close-up detail of President Obama's signature on a bill, and a pen used for the signing, aboard Air Force One on a flight from Buckley Air Force Base, Denver Colorado to Phoenix, Arizona 2/17/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama plays basketball at the U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, 2/28/09. Official White House Photo Pete Souza 

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Before giving a policy speech on Iraq, President Barack Obama places his hand on his heart as the national anthem is played backstage at the Field House, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 2/27/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama plays with a football in the Oval Office 4/23/09. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama reacts to a comment made at the White House Correspondents Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Barack Obama looks out the window of Marine One as the helicopter lands on the South Lawn of the White House after the ride from the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama waits to be introduced at a fundraiser in Los Angeles on May 27, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, May 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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President Barack Obama tours the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on June 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama poses for photos before departing from Ramstein Airbase in Germany, June 5, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama looks at a map donated to the White House by the National Geographic Society, in the Oval Office, June 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama visits and leads a discussion at "Year Up" in Arlington, Va., June 19, 2009. "Year Up" is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24 with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticeship. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama looks out to the Rose Garden from the outer Oval Office, June 25, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama warms up with St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols before the start of the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis, July 14, 2009. President Obama later threw the first pitch to Pujols. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, holds the autographed basketball given to him by President Barack Obama following their Oval Office meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2009, to discuss the outcomes of the first U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Looking on at left is Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley toast at the start of their meeting in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 30, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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President Barack Obama waits to greet members of Congress before a meeting in the Oval Office on July 13, 2008. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama eats a peach following a town hall meeting at Kroger's Supermarket in Bristol, Va. on July 29, 2009. Seconds later, the President handed a dollar bill to the CEO of Kroger's, who attended the event. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama greets the crowd prior to his remarks at a rally on health insurance reform at the Comcast Center, University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sept. 17, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama and G-20 Summit leaders gather before the official photo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 25, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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National Security Advisor Gen. James L. Jones whispers to President Barack Obama, as Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero looks on, following their press statements in the Oval Office, Oct. 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama walks to his desk in-between meetings in the Oval Office, Oct. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)