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Babies, koalas, Bill Murray: White House looks back at 2014 in photos

As the year draws to a close, the White House is remembering 2014 through poignant photos of the president and his family.

On Tuesday the White House revealed its annual "Year in Photos" collection from official photographer Pete Souza. Its more than 100 images capture everything from heartwarming moments among the first family to serious meetings between President Obama and foreign leaders.

Here are some of our favorites among Souza's memorable photos from the past year. Check out the rest of the White House Year in Photos here.

Pete Souza / Today
March 4, 2014 "The President was visiting a classroom at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. A young boy was using a stethoscope during the class, and as the President was about to leave the room, the President asked him to check his heartbeat." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Amanda Lucidon / Today
"March 23, 2014 "A great moment captured by Amanda Lucidon of the First Lady and daughters Sasha and Malia during their visit to the Great Wall of China." (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Pete Souza / Today
Feb. 18, 2014 "You gotta love Bill Murray. The actor had been invited to the White House along with other cast members of "The Monuments Men' for a movie screening in the Family Theater of the White House. Prior to the screening, the President was to greet some of cast members in the Diplomatic Reception Room. A White House staff person had told Murray where to stand, meaning before the greet. But when the President walked into the room, Murray stayed put, saying 'they told me to stand here.'" (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Pete Souza / Today
April 4, 2014 "Despite the haphazard framing, I love the expressions on the President and one-year-old Lincoln Rose Smith as she learns to walk in the Oval Office. This moment happened when former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith and her family stopped by for a departure greet and photograph with the President." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Amanda Lucidon / Today
April 14, 2014 "Amanda Lucidon captured this spontaneous moment as the First Lady hugged family pets Sunny and Bo during a video taping in the Map Room of the White House." (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Pete Souza / Today
April 21, 2014 "When the President saw this photograph hanging on the walls of the West Wing, he laughed and said, 'The two most famous sets of ears in Washington.' He then asked me to make a print for him so he could show his daughters. The photograph shows the President and the Easter Bunny listening to the national anthem on the Blue Room Balcony at the annual Easter Egg Roll." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
David Lienemann / Today
April 23, 2014 "David Lienemann captured the filming of a scene from the HBO show 'Veep' with the real Vice President and the TV Vice President, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, near the gate at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington, D.C." (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Pete Souza / Today
May 24, 2014 "This photograph was from the annual White House Science Fair. It shows the President posing with Girl Scout Troop 2612 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I think the eight-year-old girlsÐAvery Dodson, Natalie Hurley, Miriam Schaffer, Claire Winton and Lucy Claire SharpÐare called 'Brownies'. They had just shown the President their exhibit: a Lego flood proof bridge project. The fair celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Pete Souza / Today
June 9, 2014 "The President sits for a 3D portrait being produced by the Smithsonian Institution. There were so many cameras and strobe lights flashing but the end result was kind of cool. See the video at this link: http://1.usa.gov/1zhPtAf." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Pete Souza / Today
Nov. 15, 2014 "The President holds a koala backstage prior to the G20 Welcome to Country Ceremony at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center in Brisbane, Australia." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lawrence Jackson / Today
June 23, 2014 "This was a photograph that went viral when we posted in on Flickr. Lawrence Jackson captured a young boy face-planting himself onto the sofa in the Oval Office as the President greeting his parentsÐa departing United States Secret Service agent and his wife." (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Pete Souza / Today
June 23, 2014 "The President kisses a baby girl as he and the Vice President greeted wounded warriors and their families during their tour in the East Room of the White House." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Pete Souza / Today
April 28, 2014 "'Help me up!', the President beckoned after posing for a photograph with children at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the Philippines." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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