The Real Barack Obama Captured In 20 Candid Photos Throughout 2014

He may be the president of the world’s most powerful country but there is an average Joe in President Barrack Obama who peeks out every now and then.

It has been one mighty year globally, no less so for the United States of America and its chief.

President Barack Obama may carry the weight of the world on his shoulders and may even be the most powerful man in the world at the moment- but there are moments when the real guy shines through.

Here are 20 instances from 2014 that caught the inner Obama peaking through the official photographs:

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Pals. (h/t @VP)

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His caring side shines through while announcing more than $1 billion in new commitments to expand access to early childhood education:

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President Obama awarding the Medal of Freedom to actress Meryl Streep:

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Dancing away at an event celebrating the Indian festival of Diwali:

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The real Barack Obama, the loving and compassionate father shows through when he is with his daughters:

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And of course when he is with other children:

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"Let the wild rumpus start!" —President Obama reading #WhereTheWildThingsAre at the White House #EasterEggRoll

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The way he opens up to children and how they respond to him says a lot about the guy that he is.

Of course, there is his casualness around people as well:

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Here he is seen meeting one of the people who wrote to him about their successes and struggles:

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At The Shake Shack before sitting down for a burger with construction workers:

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Obama makes Thanksgiving calls to U.S. troops with a big ol' grin.

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Athletic as he is, he doesn’t mind moving things up a bit for the "Let's Move!" campaign:

 

It's a race! #HappyNationalRunningDay #LetsMove

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Or at a court:

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Or even in the office:

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The love for his wife that shines through the official façade:

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