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A Look Back: Official Life in the White House

Through the years, the White House has welcomed distinguished guests and hosted fascinating events

One of the highlights for visitors taking the official tour of the White House is looking at the panels of photos that line the halls of the East Wing. This one features Presidents going about some of their more noteworthy official duties, from honoring a future President with a Distinguished Service Medal to sending a telegraph to open the first ever world's fair.

Click here to see another popular panel on the tour, which features pets that have called 1600 Pennsylvania Ave home