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Iconic Presidential Moments

There are images that will stay with us forever. From FDR notifying the world that the U.S. had entered WWII, to Obama's trademark fist bump at the Democratic National Convention, these scenes depict modern-day leaders doing their jobs. Whether they be funny, awe-inspiring, or sad, each of the following pictures captures a moment in time that both validates and transcends our personal experience and reminds us of our shared history.

Catherine McNiff

George W. Bush
9/11
President Bush hears the whisper about September 11
President George W. Bush was promoting a national reading initiative at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Florida when an aide whispered in his ear about the second plane that hit the World Trade Center, confirming the reality that an unprecedented act of terror was unfolding.
Photo source: AP Photo
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