Video: First family marks first anniversary

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    >>> don't wait.

    >>> that was then. it was a year ago today the inauguration of barack obama on the national mall . at the white house today, the first lady marked the occasion.

    >> how are you?

    >> oh, my goodness.

    >> it's so good to see you. oh, my goodness, welcome.

    >> this is a dream.

    >> michelle obama and first dog bo surprised the citizens who were mining their own business walking along the white house tour this morning. she set up an many prompt ewe receiving line. bo behaved very well. white house cameras showed it all live. white house also marked the anniversary by releasing some new imagery. it's all on their website. some of the still photos of the president and family over this last year, all taken by white house photographer pete souza. the one at the end of the series shows the obamas seeing off their guests at the state dinner back in november, which brings

updated 1/20/2010 1:43:34 PM ET 2010-01-20T18:43:34

White House tourists got a surprise Wednesday.

None other than first lady Michelle Obama showed up as their greeter to mark the end of Barack Obama's first year as president.

Mrs. Obama brought the family dog, Bo, to the Blue Room. She spent 45 minutes greeting and hugging many of the 400 guests as they filed in.

The Obamas began his presidency with a promise to open the White House to more visitors.

The White House says more than 614,000 guests visited in the first year. That figure includes tourists, participants in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, and the spring and fall garden tours.

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