This is what happens when you fall asleep in front of the President: Incredible images from White House photographers reveal Obama's most amazing moments of 2013
An adorable photograph has captured the moment it all got a bit too much for a young Barack Obama fan.
In a picture, part of a round up of the best White House photographs of the year, the President is seen smiling at the camera and pointing to a young boy who had fallen asleep at the table of an event he was attending.
The child, perhaps aged around 10, was dressed in his Sunday best with shirt, tie and jacket.
June 14, 2013. 'The President called me over to pose for a photo with a young boy who had fallen asleep during the Father's Day ice cream social in the State Dining Room of the White House,' Pete Souza explained
September 20, 2013. 'A Ford truck was stationed nearby the podium while the President delivered remarks on the economy at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Missouri. After the speech, I positioned myself near the truck guessing that the President might lean over the hood of the truck to shake hands with Ford employees. Instead he opened the passenger door and slid over to the driver's seat so he could get even closer to the employees,' Souza said
June 14, 2013. The President had invited departing staff member Adam Neufeld to the Oval Office for a farewell photograph. When the President picked up Neufeld's six-month-old daughter, she started grabbing his face
August 28, 2013. Chuck Kennedy worked with the National Park Service to be able to photograph from this angle at the Lincoln Memorial as the President, First Lady, and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter walked to the stage during the ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
But despite his smart attire, he became the laughing stock of the room when Obama chose to highlight the chap's nap - and in turn poke fun at himself as he was no doubt addressing the attendees when the boy nodded off.
The unseen image is from a father's day event on June 14.
'The President called me over to pose for a photo with a young boy who had fallen asleep during the Father's Day ice cream social in the State Dining Room of the White House,' official White House photographer Pete Souza explained.
Other incredible shots from the year past include one from August where Chuck Kennedy, working with the National Park Service, captured the Lincoln Memorial as the President, First Lady, and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter walked to the stage during the ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
'When little kids are around, you never know what will happen. On Christmas Day, the President and First Lady were greeting almost 600 active duty troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe (known locally as K-Bay). This youngster gave the President a look, which he returned'
Chuck Kennedy photographed the First Lady as she takes a selfie with Bo, the Obama family dog, for National Geographic
February 14, 2013. The President genuinely enjoys being with kids. Here, he played a magnifying glass game with children during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia
'Bo was just hanging out in the Outer Oval Office when the President walked in to begin his day. Each morning, the President always enters through this door rather than the direct outside door to the Oval Office'
Robby Novak, AKA 'Kid President,' feigns a phone call at the Resolute Desk during his visit to see the President in the Oval Office. 'Kid President' became a YouTube sensation and was invited to participate in the Easter Egg Roll at the White House
August 22, 2013. A man salutes the President as he travels from Seneca Falls to Syracuse, New York during the college affordability bus tour
Obama is currently in Hawaii celebrating New Year's Day with his family, after ringing in the new year at his rented vacation home with friends and family.
has largely managed to keep out of the public eye during the annual
trip, and has spent his time doing daily workouts, hiking and going to
the beach, having dinner with friends and family and playing golf.
on Christmas, the president and first lady Michelle Obama did appear in
public at a Hawaii military base to thank the troops and their
Behind the scenes, aides say Obama has been receiving updates on the problematic rollout of his signature health care law. Insurance coverage is scheduled to start January 1 for the more than 2 million people who have enrolled since sign-ups opened at the beginning of October.
Widespread glitches on the HealthCare.gov website appear to be largely fixed, but insurers say they are still receiving thousands of erroneous sign-ups from the government.
April 12, 2013. Filling in for David Lienemann, Lawrence Jackson made this photograph of the real Vice President, with Julia-Louise Dreyfus, star of the HBO show Veep, in his West Wing office of the White House
Everyone has a smart phone. The President delivers remarks with the First Lady during a Christmas reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House
May 24, 2013. Thelma Maxine Pippen McNair, mother of Denise McNair, whispers to the President after he signed H.R. 360, which provided for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to commemorate the lives of the four young African American victims of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in September 1963. McNair's daughter was one of the victims
'The President plays with Sunny, the new Obama family pet, on the South Lawn on Sunny's first day at the White House'
'A young girl captures the President's attention as he greeted customers at Junior's Cheesecake with New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn'
One of the most famous selfies from 2013 was taken of U.S. President Barack Obama (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (centre) at Nelson Mandela's memorial, pictured
Another captured the First Lady as she took a selfie with Bo, the Obama family dog, for National Geographic. In fact, Bo features in a number of the images in the 'Best Of' series, including one where the beloved Portuguese Water Dog is sitting comfortable in a chair in the Oval Office as the President enters for work with a faux-disapproving look.
Aides say the president has also been reviewing a presidential panel's recommendations for placing limits on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. Obama is not obligated to accept the panel's recommendations and is expected to announce his decisions in January.
The Obamas return to Washington, D.C. this weekend.
The adorable pictures come after the President showed even he wasn't too cool for a selfie, squeezing in for a now-iconic picture with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial.
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