President Obama appears in never seen before pictures as being caught unaware as he walks out of the Oval Office by none other than Spider-Man – or at least a very mini version of Spider-Man.
The intimate photograph taken by White House photographer Pete Souza shows Barack Obama joking around with one of this staffer’s children, who – dressed up as the super hero – pretends to shoot a spider web at the president – who in turn reacts by pretending he is caught up in the imaginary trap.
It is just one of the many behind-the-scenes pictures Pete Souza takes every year which show a more down-to-earth and touching side of the man who has just been named as TIME‘s Person of the Year for 2012. It is the second time he has had the honor in four years.
Other pictures released by Pete Souza, some of which have been seen before, show Barack Obama enjoying touching moments with his family – a loving father hugging his daughters Malia and Sasha at this year’s DNC, an affectionate husband pulling his First Lady Michelle tight as they watch a sunset over Chicago city skyline at Lake Michigan and as a big kid running around a swimming pool with a large water gun while daughter Sasha squirts water at him.