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Pete Souza Captured Tender Moments Behind Reagan Presidency

White House Chief Photographer Pete Souza documented the Ronald Reagan's presidency from 1983 to 1989.

Chief White House photographer Pete Souza walks down the stairs from Air Force One prior the arrival of Presiden Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on Feb. 27, 2009.

Souza was also the official White House photographer from 1983 to 1989 during Ronald Reagan's presidency.

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Ronald and Nancy Reagan in Washington D.C. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy and Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office of the White House. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Reagans wave to well-wishers in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois in February 1984. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy Reagan tugs on Ronald's coat as he talks with Tom Selleck with Elizabeth Taylor in tow on Jan. 20, 1985. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Reagans sit in a cozy 44 seat screening room at the White House. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy and Ronald Reagan with Michael Jackson in 1984. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy and Ronald Reagan Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy Reagan talks with Santa also known as her husband, Ronald. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Ronald Reagan presents First Lady, Nancy Reagan, with an early Christmas present of a king charles spaniel named Rex on Dec. 6, 1985. Pete Souza / Pictorial Parade via Getty Images
Ronald and Nancy Reagan at Camp David in 1985. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Ronald Reagan greets Nancy at the Bethesda Naval Hospital after her surgery for breast cancer in October, 1987. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy Reagan and her son Ron and his wife Doria at Ronald's coffin. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Nancy Reagan is joined by son Ron Reagan, left, son Michael Reagan, back right, and daughter Patti Davis as she cries over the coffin bearing her husband Ronald Reagan during interment ceremonies for the former president at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., June 11, 2004. Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
President Barack Obama escorts former First Lady Nancy Reagan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on June 2, 2009. Pete Souza / White House
President Ronald Reagan and Official White House Photographer Pete Souza on the Annenberg golf course outside of Palm Springs, Calif. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library