Photo of the Year: July

(1) Vice President Joe Biden, Dr Jill Biden, Sasha Obama and members of the Biden family pose on the pitch with Mia Hamm after the U.S. team’s 5-2 victory against Japan in the World Cup Final (Photo by Ronald Martinez)

(2) President Obama arriving in Kenya (Photo by Pete Souza)

(3) The President takes a selfie with his half-sister Auma Obama at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi (Photo by Pete Souza)

(4) Dancing with sister Auma Obama, President Kenyatta, and others at the State Dinner in Nairobi (Photo by Pete Souza)

(5) Viewing the remains of “Lucy,” the 3.2 million-year-old fossilized bones of a human ancestor, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa (Photo by Pete Souza)

(6) President Obama arriving back at Joint Base Andrews (Photo by Pete Souza)

(7) President Obama smiles with Emma Didlake, the oldest known World War II veteran at 110 years old, in the the Oval Office of the White House. Didlake was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal (Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

(8) President Obama shakes hands with a vendor while walking in Central Park, NY (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

(9) President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma (Photo by Pete Souza)

(10) President Obama walks down the Cross Hall with Vice President Biden after he delivered a statement on the Iran nuclear agreement (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


123 Responses to “Photo of the Year: July”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 9:44 pm


  2. 8 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    also. too. furst!

  3. 17 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    keeping up with the theme of the day….

    Rare ‘corpse flower’ blooms in Australia.


  4. 18 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    The street children who run a newspaper in India.

    A group of street children are busy in an unusual editorial meeting in a house in the Indian capital, Delhi.

    They are bound by a shared passion to bring out Balaknama (Voice of Children), an eight-page quarterly newspaper which focuses on children living and working on the streets.

    It proudly calls itself the “world’s unique newspaper for and by street and working children”.

    Eighteen-year-old Chandni, the newspaper’s editor, joins the animated discussion over the content of the next edition of the paper whose circulation has gone up from 4,000 to 5,500 copies since she took over a year ago.

    The reporters have either been street children or have worked as child labourers in Delhi and neighbouring states. They were rescued by Chetna, an NGO that works for the rehabilitation of street children.

    By one estimate, more than 10 million children live on the streets and are forced into work in India.


    grinding poverty. and our modi is busy signing multi billion dollar deals for nuke power and bullet trains.

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      December 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      What an amazing story. It takes a lot of organizational skill and talent to pull together a newspaper on a regular basis. I’m glad the BBC is giving these children some recognition.

  5. 20 jackiegrumbacher
    December 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Chips, I think the choices this year are harder than last year’s. I sit here being stumped every time you post more images. Every one of them is a work of art that brings back memories of some special time in PBO’s presidency and every one should get a prize.

  6. December 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I just had some of Mother of LL’s turkey fricasse with arroz congris and am on my final Manhattan. Damn, I’m satisfied.

  7. 55 GGAIL
    December 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I picked the Leader – again 😎

  8. December 28, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  9. December 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm

  10. 68 yardarm756
    December 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Has anyone heard from 99ts? Isee by the news there was a big train derailment of sulfuric acid in Queensland.

  11. December 28, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    • 75 GGail
      December 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      While he was trending – did anyone come up with any concrete ideas on how to put the Fear of the Vote into these elected officials????

      • December 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm

        You’d think a simple thing like VOTING EVERY DAMNED TIME would do it.

      • 77 nathkatun7
        December 29, 2015 at 3:31 am

        Please don’t get me wrong, GGail! I do agree with you that voting is absolutely crucial! But I don’t think that voting alone is the cure to the deep seated and vicious racism. I think in this instance, we need strong expressions of outrage and vocal organized protests. In my humble opinion, black progress has never depended on voting alone! Rather, progress has come as a result of righteous moral indignation and tireless, organized protest. Lest we forget, it was through righteous indignation and sustained protests that finally forced this country to grant people of color, and women of all colors, the right to vote. Our struggle for freedom and justice must utilize all means and not just voting alone.

  12. 79 vcprezofan2
    December 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Can you hear the sounds of tiny icy pellets falling joyfully? 😦 Also, I peeked out the window and the ground is covered in white and I can hear the wind dancing and twirling and having itself a gay old time. I guess I had best put away those t-shirts I had started to iron for forays outdoors. Oh well, it’s the end of December after all is said and done!

    • 80 GGail
      December 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      I take it you don’t have a work assignment to go to in the morning

      • 81 vcprezofan2
        December 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        Geez louise, GxG, for a minute there you gave me a couple of missed heartbeats!!!!!! I thought I had forgotten which day it was!!! Grrrr.
        No, I’m off for the rest of the week – going back **next** Monday. Please have a care for my heart and for the fact that lately I’ve been getting my days mixed up. :/

        • 82 GGAIL
          December 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm


          • 83 vcprezofan2
            December 28, 2015 at 11:22 pm

            It is *not* funny! For a moment after reading your comment my heart actually missed a couple of beats as I wondered whether I *was* supposed to be going in tomorrow. Given that there are days when I’m not absolutely sure (without help from CC – not) what day it is, you can imagine my moment of panic.

  13. 84 vcprezofan2
    December 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Yo Chips, I see a pretty pants I’m going to get you for your summer birthday. It looks quite comfortable and very eye-catching!

  14. 90 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm

  15. 91 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:07 pm


  16. 92 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm

  17. 93 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm

  18. 95 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    aaand I am outta here.

  19. 96 yardarm756
    December 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    They finally caught this punk and his mother. Words are not fit to print!

  20. 98 MightyPamela
    December 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    No contest: The Leader of the Free World, disembarking between Venus and Jupitee. That is the awesomest of all!! Well, except that one last year when he was looking out at the sunset over the Irrawaddy River in Burma. 🐻

  21. 103 Anna
    December 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Either new posts are coming up too quick or I am reading too slow, probably the later. Anyway trying to catch up to tell LL congrats.

  22. 104 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:48 pm

  23. 105 amk for obama
    December 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

  24. December 29, 2015 at 1:00 am

  25. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    December 29, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Goodnight, TODville.

  26. 116 JER
    December 29, 2015 at 1:44 am

  27. 117 Dudette
    December 29, 2015 at 1:49 am

    I feel physically ill after reading about the prosecutor’s decision on the Tamir Rice case.

    • 118 nathkatun7
      December 29, 2015 at 3:13 am

      I feel the same way, Dudette! Once again, another Black family is sent a message that their child does not deserve to be treated like any other innocent child, or even more importantly like a human being entitled to justice! I know of many instances when prosecutors came down much, much harder on people who killed or mistreated dogs than they do to people who murdered innocent black people!

  28. 119 Dudette
    December 29, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Came to post fun stuff celebrating John Legend, Stan Lee and Nichelle Nichols birthday. Just don’t have it in me right now.

    So I’ll just leave this and see you tomorrow.

  29. 120 Dudette
    December 29, 2015 at 1:59 am

  30. 121 Dudette
    December 29, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Good Night.

  31. 122 susanne
    December 29, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Good evening TOD ohana! Nice article here about the president’s visits to Hawaii, focusing on the boost he gives to tourism. Also a little video 🙂


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