Photo Essays

President Obama One Year In

An intimate look at the Commander in Chief on the day before the one-year anniversary of his Administration Photographs by Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME

The World Watches Obama's Inauguration

From Beijing to Nairobi, the historic inauguration of the 44th American President Barack Obama captured the attention and the imagination of people around the...

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...

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...

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...