President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, January 12.
Obama speaks to the joint session.
Obama reads from the text of his State of the Union address.
Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan listen as Obama delivers his address.
Biden points at Obama during the State of the Union.
Members of Congress, including Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, center, listen.
Obama gives copies of his speech to Biden and Ryan.
First lady Michelle Obama sits beside an empty chair as her husband speaks. The chair represents the victims of gun violence in America.
Obama gestures to an attendee as he arrives.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, center, claps as people enter the chamber.
Obama greets former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Sonia Sotomayor wait for Obama to arrive.
Tuesday's address before a packed House chamber marked the debut of new House Speaker Ryan -- a longtime Obama rival -- on the platform alongside Vice President Biden.
Kim Davis, center, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, arrives before the speech.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives prior to the speech.
Rubio takes a selfie with Sen. Lisa Murkowski before the State of the Union.