Pete Souza, official White House photographer, just posted his picks for the photos of the year. Here are some of my faves (which may have been posted here before):
A couple of favorites from the latest White House Flickr batch (both photos by Pete Souza):
Above: President Barack Obama jokingly puts his toe on the scale as Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, unaware to the President’s action, weighs himself as the presidential entourage passed through the volleyball locker room at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, Aug. 9, 2010.
Above: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s hands rest on the railing of a boat during their tour of St. Andrews Bay in Panama City Beach, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.
- Eugene Cho blogs; warning: some disturbing images.
- The first state dinner: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- Google refuses to take down a racist image of Michelle Obama from its search results. I find it interesting that we (in the US) often defend freedom of speech even when it rolls into abuse/misuse of this freedom.
- On Deadly Viper: An open letter from Sojourners to Zondervan.
Coming out in the next NY Times magazine, Jodi Kantor looks into Barack and Michelle’s relationship.