Photo Essays

Obama Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama becomes the third sitting American president to receive the award, which was established 108 years ago by Alfred Nobel, a wealthy chemist...

Growing Up Romney: Mitt’s Early Years

The childhood narratives that inform the public’s perception of so many political figures — Abe Lincoln’s log cabin; George Washington’s cherry tree; JFK’s...

Life in the Afghan National Army

A look at the troops who President Obama hopes will someday provide security in Afghanistan reveals a force with limited resources Photographs by Scott Olson...

President Obama Goes West

The President visits Colorado, Montana and Arizona to discuss his health-care plan and drops in on Yellowstone National Park Photographs by Olivier Douliery...

Hu Jintao's Day at the White House

Photographer Brooks Kraft captures the Chinese President's historic meeting with President Obama Photographs by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME

Joe the Plumber, War Correspondent

Samuel Wurzelbacher, the man who gained fame by quizzing Barack Obama about his tax plan, tries his hand at a new career: war correspondent

Presidential Palm-Reading

Amid all the scrutiny of Barack Obama's first 100 days in office — and comparisons to his predecessors — we asked a palm-reading expert to assess the palms of...

Joe Biden

Obama's pick for Vice President is one of the most experienced men in Washington

Obama Travels to Russia

The U.S. President visits the Russian motherland in the hopes of further reducing the two nations' nuclear arsenals and thawing the relationship over the...

Obama's First Two Years: An Inside View

Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza shares his favorite images from his coverage of the first half of the Obama administration. An intimate,...