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Obama’s Oval Office

Through the subtlest of changes, Barack Obama has gradually put his imprint on the most famous room in the White House.

President Barack Obama's Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Dec. 29, 2009. Eleven months after assuming office, Obama has made subtle but significant changes in the decor that reflect his personality and interests. Susan Walsh / AP
Behind President Obama's desk is a collection of family photos. Through the window can be seen the playset erected for his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Susan Walsh / AP
The Resolute desk, a favorite of presidents, remains. Built from the wood of the British ship HMS Resolute, the desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. Susan Walsh / AP
A gift from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the wooden pen holder on Obama's desk was made from the sister ship of HMS Resolute, the HMS Gannet. Susan Walsh / AP
Decorative china in the Oval Office has been replaced with historic metal gadgets and Native American pottery. Susan Walsh / AP
A bowl of fresh apples sits on the coffee table for visitors. Susan Walsh / AP
A bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. replaced Winston Churchill's, which was scheduled to go back to Britain. Susan Walsh / AP
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George Henry Story remains from previous administrations. Susan Walsh / AP
A framed program from the 1963 March on Washington sits on a shelf in the Oval Office. It previously hung on Obama's 'wall of heroes' in his Senate office. Susan Walsh / AP
Long time favorites of previous presidents remain, including the familiar Frederic Remington sculpture "The Bronco Buster," alongside new additions, including Norman Rockwell's "Statue of Liberty."

HD View: Click to view a high definition, interactive panorama from the Oval Office taken in May 2009 and see if you can find the changes. Susan Walsh / AP