As it goes with virtually everything else he does, the moment President Barack Obama fielded the phone call from Mitt Romney on election night conceding the 2012 race was photographed and documented for history by the White House. And now it's on Flickr.
The image, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza, shows President Obama leaning against a chair in the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel's aptly-named Presidential Suite on Nov. 6, presumably listening to the former Massachusetts governor. The White House uploaded the digital photo along with several others (flying with former President Bill Clinton and campaign staffers on Air Force One, leading a briefing on the response to Hurricane Sandy, kissing a baby on the tarmac) to the Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site last week.
On Thursday, President Obama and Romney met for lunch at the White House, their first face-to-face meeting since the bitter election campaign.
The White House barred reporters from the event, but released the official photo--also shot by Souza--showing Obama giving Romney a tour of the Oval Office.
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