May 20, 2012 "'How cool is this,' the President said after he threw a football at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago. I think he was especially excited to be on the home turf of his beloved Chicago Bears." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

2012 was an eventful year for President Barack Obama.

White House photographer Pete Souza posted a “Year in Photographs 2012” of President Obama’s most memorable moments on the White House Flickr, from the cute snapshots of the president on vacation and posing with U.S. Olympians, to the emotional photos after superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT.

Click through the slideshow to see some of the stand-out moments for the president in 2012.

Visit The White House Flickr to view all 84 photos.

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