Never-before-seen pics show Obama being snared by Spiderman
Intimate photograph of Barack Obama taken by show him joking around with one of this staffer's children, who dressed up as the super hero pretends to shoot a spider web at the President, who in turn reacts by pretending he is caught up in the imaginary trap.
It is just one of the many behind-the-scenes pictures White House photographer Pete Souza takes every year which show a more down-to-earth and touching side of the man who has just been named as TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, the Daily Mail reported.
Other pictures released by Souza show the President enjoying touching moments with his family - a loving father hugging his daughters Malia and Sasha at this year's DNC, an affectionate husband pulling his First Lady Michelle tight as they watch a sunset over Chicago city skyline at Lake Michigan and as a big kid running around a swimming pool with a large water gun while daughter Sasha squirts water at him.
In one of the pictures, a happy but exhausted Obama is seen pulling off his bow tie in the mirror of the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House after a long day which included being sworn in as President in January 2009, followed by ten inaugural balls.
The sports-loving President is also seen practicing his golf swing with Vice President Joe Biden on the White House putting green, standing in as coach for his daughter Sasha's basketball team and clutching one of his favourite American footballs as he listens intently during a White House briefing.