Photos: Intimate moments of a presidency

Pete Souza is the official White House photographer for President Obama and served in the same role for late President Ronald Reagan. Souza has followed Obama since his rise from senator to president. "Visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura, in Japan, the president had a green tea ice cream bar with his hosts on November 14, 2010," Souza said. "He had visited this Buddha as a young child and said he remembered sitting in the exact same place having an ice cream bar."

Pete Souza is the official White House photographer for President Obama and served in the same role for late President Ronald Reagan. Souza has followed Obama since his rise from senator to president. "Visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura, in Japan, the president had a green tea ice cream bar with his hosts on November 14, 2010," Souza said. "He had visited this Buddha as a young child and said he remembered sitting in the exact same place having an ice cream bar."