2015 was an eventful year. Expert White House photographers captured many of its highlights. From behind-the-scenes photos of the first family to official visits and presidential travels, the White House photographers have it covered.

Enjoy this look back at 2015 …


President Obama and his family join President George W. Bush and other marchers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama, civil rights march that helped produce the Voting Rights Act. (White House/Pete Souza)


Michelle Obama and Japanese first lady Akie Abe play with Obama family pets Bo and Sunny. (White House/Amanda Lucidon)


The president with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 Summit in Germany. (White House/Pete Souza)
Also in June, a rainbow-lit White House celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. (White House)


President Obama dances with his sister Auma, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and others at the State Dinner in Nairobi on July 25. (White House/Pete Souza)


The president collects melting ice water from a glacier in Alaska. The water that has melted off Alaska’s glaciers over the past 50 years would fill a billion Olympic-size swimming pools. (White House)
Chinese President Xi Jinping toasts his host at a White House state dinner in September. (White House)


The president celebrates Halloween with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes. (White House/Pete Souza)


Along with daughters Sasha and Malia, the president conducts the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony. National Turkey Federation Chairman Jihad Douglas is to the president’s left. (White House/Pete Souza)


President and Michelle Obama get their groove on with R2-D2 and friend on the opening day of the new Star Wars movie. (White House/Lawrence Jackson)