Barack Obama's year in photos

Last updated 16:37 05/01/2013

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The White House has released the US President Barack Obama's year in pictures, taken by inhouse photographer Pete Souza.

It includes the moment Obama found out about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December.

Twenty young children and six adults were killed at the small town school when a man went on a rampage, before killing himself.

On the day Obama held an emotional press conference during which broke down several times, saying American's hearts were broken by the tragedy.

Other photos in the collection show the president hanging out with Hollywood stars Tobey Maguire and George Clooney after a basketball game and spending time with his wife Michelle.

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