The 21 best images White House photographers captured during Biden’s first 50 days

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President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

  • President Joe Biden entered office under unprecedented circumstances.
  • The aftermath of the January 6, Capitol riots, and a mounting COVID-29 death toll.
  • Photos taken by White House photographers captured Biden’s first 50 days in office.
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President Joe Biden entered the White House under unprecedented circumstances. He’s now a little more than halfway into his critical first 100 days in office.

Just weeks before his inauguration, the US Capitol was stormed by pro-Trump rioters, and former President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time, all during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that, at the time of his inauguration, had killed 400,000 Americans in less than a year.

Biden assumed office on January 20, ushering in a new historic era – rolling out vaccines at an accelerated pace and pushing his $1.9 trillion stimulus package through Congress, the American Rescue Plan.

In a world still physically divided with health safety in mind, White House photographers offered a glimpse into the West Wing and beyond to show the inner workings of the Biden administration:

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with their spouses First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, appear as a united front on inauguration day.

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President-elect Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Mr. Doug Emhoff arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Biden dangles a mask on his ear while on a call with governors in states impacted by snow storms.

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President Joe Biden participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by a snowstorm in the Midwest and Southwest Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden pets Champ, one of the family’s two dogs living at the White House.

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President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains.

Kelly Clarkson posed with the president and first lady after interviewing Jill Biden for the “Kelly Clarkson Show” in February.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pose for photos with Kelly Clarkson Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden and Harris talk about the American Rescue Plan with governors and mayors.

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Governors and Mayors in the Oval Office of the White House Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to discuss the American Rescue Plan.

Biden poses with the White House dogs, Champ and Major, in the Oval Office.

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President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dogs Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s administration has rolled out 18 FEMA vaccination sites across the country. He greets members of the military at a center in Houston.

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President Joe Biden greets members of the military at a FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Biden receives a briefing on the coronavirus from top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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President Joe Biden receives a briefing from the Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Vice President Harris visits her husband in the Second Gentleman’s Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visits with her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Second Gentleman’s Office.

Zoom meetings become a reality in the Biden administration amid the pandemic.

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Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a virtual roundtable with women’s leadership groups on the American Rescue Plan Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Harris talks with a NASA astronaut.

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Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a video call with NASA astronaut Victor Glover Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

Harris swears in Pete Buttigieg, who also ran a presidential campaign, as Secretary of Transportation.

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Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Major and Champ romp around the South Lawn.

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President Joe Biden walks with the Biden family dogs, Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House.

Valentine’s Day was celebrated at the White House.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden look at the Valentine’s Day hearts Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on the North Lawn of the White House.

Major and Champ romped around the White House grounds.

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, joined by White House Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney and her granddaughter Maisy Biden, play with the Bidens’ dogs Major and Champ on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

In early February, the Bidens paid their respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the rioters stormed the building.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden pay their respects to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who lies in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.

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President Joe Biden greets Ret. U.S. Marine Cpl. William Kiernan, his wife Leah, and their daughter Madison Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

While at the Lake House in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden talks to active service members attending Super Bowl watch parties.

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President Joe Biden talks on the phone with service members attending Super Bowl LV watch parties in Kabul and aboard the USS Nimitz Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.

The first lady got into science at the McGlothlin Medical Education Center.

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First Lady Jill Biden looks through a microscope Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, during her tour of the McGlothlin Medical Education Center.

Dr. Jill Biden also visited minority-owned small businesses in the DC area.

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First Lady Jill Biden visits The Sweet Lobby bakery Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

They toured a food bank in Houston in late February to learn more about how the federal government can combat hunger.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden participate in a tour of the Houston Food Bank with Brian Greene, President of the Houston Food Bank Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Houston.

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