In Photos: President Obama’s Final State of the Union

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his seventh and final State of the Union address from the Capitol Building. Get an inside look at some of the best moments of the address with these photos. To view charts, infographics, and more information on key areas of the speech, take a look at WH.gov/SOTU.

President Barack Obama signs copies of his State of the Union address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Jan. 12, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Vice President Joe Biden greets Cabinet members before the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Obama greets Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid upon arrival at the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President greets Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., as he makes his way to the podium. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
The First Lady applauds the President before the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
President Obama greets former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
The President shakes hands with the Vice President and House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President receives applause before delivering the address. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama acknowledges the First Lady’s box. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President delivers the State of the Union address. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Rep. Danny Davis listens to the President’s address. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The Vice President acknowledges the President’s call to lead the charge to find a cure for cancer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama addresses the nation as Vice President Biden and House Speaker Ryan listen. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama greets Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew following the address. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
The President talks with the First Lady and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President is congratulated by Cabinet members and staff upon arrival at a reception in the Blue Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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