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The most powerful photos from President Joe Biden's time in the White House, so far

The most powerful photos from President Joe Biden's time in the White House, so far
  • April 30 marked President Joe Biden's 100th day in office.
  • President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their spouses have packed schedules.
  • The White House photographers have captured powerful images of the first and second families.

January 20: President Joe Biden embraces first lady Dr. Jill Biden in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

January 20: President Joe Biden embraces first lady Dr. Jill Biden in the Grand Foyer of the White House.
President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

The United States Marine Band played to welcome them to the White House on Inauguration Day.

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January 20: Vice President Kamala Harris, joined by her husband Doug Emhoff, is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

January 20: Vice President Kamala Harris, joined by her husband Doug Emhoff, is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office.

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January 20: Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol.

January 20: Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Only a few weeks before, on January 6, the Capitol was violently stormed in a riot that resulted in five deaths.

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January 20: The Biden family watches fireworks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House.

January 20: The Biden family watches fireworks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House.
The Biden family. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

The fireworks were part of the Celebrate America inaugural special.

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January 20: Biden participates in a virtual swearing-in ceremony of top aides and appointees.

January 20: Biden participates in a virtual swearing-in ceremony of top aides and appointees.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

The ceremony was held in the State Dining Room of the White House.

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January 21: Biden walks along the Colonnade to the Oval Office.

January 21: Biden walks along the Colonnade to the Oval Office.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

The Colonnade connects the West Wing with the Executive Residence.

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January 22: Jill Biden surprises members of the National Guard with chocolate chip cookies outside the US Capitol.

January 22: Jill Biden surprises members of the National Guard with chocolate chip cookies outside the US Capitol.
Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The first lady told the troops that "the Bidens are a National Guard family" and thanked them for their service.

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January 22: Biden walks with White House staff along the Colonnade of the White House to the residence.

January 22: Biden walks with White House staff along the Colonnade of the White House to the residence.
President Joe Biden with White House staff. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden said at a CNN town hall in February that he was still adjusting to life at the White House.

"I don't know about you all, but I was raised in a way that you didn't look for anybody to wait on you," he said.

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January 28: Harris visits Emhoff in his office.

January 28: Harris visits Emhoff in his office.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The Second Gentleman's Office in located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

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January 29: Biden greets a baby on a visit to Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

January 29: Biden greets a baby on a visit to Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden met Marine Corporal William Kiernan, his wife Leah, and their daughter, Madison.

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February 3: Harris swears Pete Buttigieg into office, making him the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate.

February 3: Harris swears Pete Buttigieg into office, making him the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Pete and Chasten Buttigieg. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Emhoff elbow-bumped Buttigieg's husband, Chasten, after Pete was sworn in as transportation secretary.

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February 5: Biden boards Air Force One.

February 5: Biden boards Air Force One.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden boarded the plane at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, en route to New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware.

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February 11: Dr. Anthony Fauci briefs the president at the National Institutes of Health.

February 11: Dr. Anthony Fauci briefs the president at the National Institutes of Health.
President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

President Joe Biden received the briefing at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

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February 12: The president and first lady take a Valentine's Day stroll on the North Lawn of the White House.

February 12: The president and first lady take a Valentine's Day stroll on the North Lawn of the White House.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Jill Biden decorated the White House lawn with giant hearts as a "Valentine to the country."

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February 22: The Bidens, Harris, and Emhoff observe a moment of silence in honor of those who have died from the coronavirus.

February 22: The Bidens, Harris, and Emhoff observe a moment of silence in honor of those who have died from the coronavirus.
President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Official White House Photo by Chandler West

As of February 22, 500,000 Americans had died from COVID-19.

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February 24: Biden pets his dog Champ in the Oval Office.

February 24: Biden pets his dog Champ in the Oval Office.
President Joe Biden and Champ. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden gave Champ a pet prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains.

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February 26: Biden greets members of the military at a FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site.

February 26: Biden greets members of the military at a FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden visited Texas in the aftermath of a winter storm that left many in the state without power and running water for days.

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March 3: Biden signs a commission for Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce in the Oval Office.

March 3: Biden signs a commission for Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce in the Oval Office.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz
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March 4: The Bidens' dog Major eyes a tennis ball on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

March 4: The Bidens' dog Major eyes a tennis ball on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
The Bidens' dog Major. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Major bit a Secret Service member and a National Park Service employee in two separate incidents, and he has been receiving training to help him adjust to life in the White House.

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March 11: Harris fist bumps Merrick Garland.

March 11: Harris fist bumps Merrick Garland.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Merrick Garland. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Garland was sworn in as US attorney general.

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March 18: Deb Haaland and her guests wear indigenous clothing as she is sworn in as interior secretary.

March 18: Deb Haaland and her guests wear indigenous clothing as she is sworn in as interior secretary.
Deb Haaland and guests. Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith
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March 24: Jill Biden waits at the window outside the Oval Office to scare her husband.

March 24: Jill Biden waits at the window outside the Oval Office to scare her husband.
First lady Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith

Jill Biden is known as a prankster – she disguised herself as a flight attendant on April Fool's Day this year to trick members of the press, and wrote "Joe loves Jill" all over his office windows for Valentine's Day in 2009.

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March 29: Biden walks the White House's West Executive Avenue with Harris.

March 29: Biden walks the White House's West Executive Avenue with Harris.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Biden spoke about the country's COVID-19 response and vaccination rate.

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March 29: The president and first lady visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

March 29: The president and first lady visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

They paid their respects for National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

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March 31: President Biden, joined by first lady Jill Biden, signs the Month of the Military Child Proclamation in the Library Room of the White House.

March 31: President Biden, joined by first lady Jill Biden, signs the Month of the Military Child Proclamation in the Library Room of the White House.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith

Biden declared April as the Month of the Military Child to support children of service members.

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April 1: Biden and Harris pose with Cabinet members in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

April 1: Biden and Harris pose with Cabinet members in the Grand Foyer of the White House.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, joined by the presidential Cabinet members. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Biden appointed the first women to serve as director of national intelligence and the head of the Treasury Department.

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April 2: President Joe and Jill Biden look out the window of Marine One.

April 2: President Joe and Jill Biden look out the window of Marine One.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

The Bidens spent their first weekend at Camp David since moving into the White House.

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April 9: Harris reviews notes in the West Wing of the White House.

April 9: Harris reviews notes in the West Wing of the White House.
Vice President Kamala Harris. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Harris has two offices: a nondescript room in the West Wing of the White House, and an ornate ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door.

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April 13: Biden returns a dropped Capitol building figurine to the daughter of fallen Capitol Police officer William "Bill" Evans.

April 13: Biden returns a dropped Capitol building figurine to the daughter of fallen Capitol Police officer William "Bill" Evans.
President Joe Biden with the family of US Capitol Police Officer William "Bill" Evans. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Evans was killed in the April 3 attack on the Capitol when a driver rammed into a barricade. Biden picked up a toy dropped by Evans' 7-year-old daughter, Abigail, and gave a challenge coin to her 9-year-old brother, Logan.

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April 14: Biden visits Arlington National Cemetery after announcing plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.

April 14: Biden visits Arlington National Cemetery after announcing plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith

Section 60 of the cemetery is where many US troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are buried.

"Look at them all. Look at them all," Biden said as he paid his respects.

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