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Inside the Obama bubble: Images from the final week of the campaigns

From CNN Politics
updated 7:21 PM EST, Sun November 4, 2012
President Barack Obama convenes a conference call to discuss the response to Hurricane Sandy in his office aboard Air Force One during the flight to New Hamsphire on Oct. 27, 2012. President Barack Obama convenes a conference call to discuss the response to Hurricane Sandy in his office aboard Air Force One during the flight to New Hamsphire on Oct. 27, 2012.
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Inside the Obama bubble
Saturday, Oct. 27: Nashua
Saturday, Oct. 27: Nashua
Sunday, Oct. 28: The White House
Sunday, Oct. 28: Washington
Sunday, Oct. 28: Orlando
Monday, Oct. 29: The White House
Monday, Oct. 29: The White House
Tuesday, Oct. 30: The White House
Tuesday, Oct. 30: The White House
Tuesday, Oct. 30: The White House
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Washington
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Marine One
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Brigantine
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Brigantine
Thursday, Nov. 1: Green Bay
Thursday, Nov. 1: Las Vegas
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CNN asked each campaign to submit photos from the final week before Election Day
  • Pete Souza is President Barack Obama's Chief Official White House photographer and was a White House photographer during Ronald Reagan's second term
  • Many of these photographs are exclusive to CNN

(CNN) -- As President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney crisscrossed the country during the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, few people were able to see the candidates in their most candid and unguarded moments, except for their personal photographers.

Several weeks ago, CNN invited each campaign team to submit images from the last week of the race, from Friday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 3.

Little did anyone know that the last week would be dominated not by last-minute stops in swing states or wall-to-wall speeches to rally the party faithful, but rather one story: Superstorm Sandy.

Here are images, many provided exclusively to CNN by the Obama campaign and The White House, displayed in chronological order and shot by photographer Pete Souza.

Souza, who is Chief Official White House photographer and Director of the White House Photography Office, has been at Obama's side since before he was elected president in 2008 and was a White House photographer during Ronald Reagan's second term.

Click here to see a similar gallery from the Romney campaign.

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