This Was 'Worst Day' of Obama's Presidency

Photo is of Sandy Hook briefing; White House releases images from 2012

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 4, 2013 12:11 PM CST

(Newser) – White House photographer Pete Souza has released a collection of images from 2012, and they can be viewed on the official Flickr stream here. We picked out a few, including one getting a lot of attention today: President Obama's reaction as he gets briefed on the Sandy Hook shooting. He would later call it the "worst day" of his presidency.

President Obama gets briefed on the Sandy Hook shootings by John Brennan. He would later call it the worst day of his presidency.
President Obama gets briefed on the Sandy Hook shootings by John Brennan. He would later call it the worst day of his presidency.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The president laughs as he's briefed by Jimmy Fallon's producers before their 'Slow Jam the News' segment.
The president laughs as he's briefed by Jimmy Fallon's producers before their 'Slow Jam the News' segment.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The president holds Arianna Holmes, 3, in the Oval Office.
The president holds Arianna Holmes, 3, in the Oval Office.   (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Joe Biden and the president before a campaign rally in Portsmouth, NH.
Joe Biden and the president before a campaign rally in Portsmouth, NH.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
After President Obama asked whether anyone wanted a bite of his pie, a young boy took him up on it at a restaurant in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
After President Obama asked whether anyone wanted a bite of his pie, a young boy took him up on it at a restaurant in Oak Harbor, Ohio.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The first couple hug at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa.
The first couple hug at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa.   (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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