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Photograph (1) by Mark Wilson—Getty Images | Photograph (2) by Pete Souza—The White House

Former White House photo editor Mike Davis writes for LightBox on Why Photographers Need More Access In The White House.

(1) President Obama signs a bill as White House photographer Pete Souza takes pictures behind him in the Oval Office at the White House, November 21, 2013.

(2) In a photograph released by White House photographer Pete Souza on Twitter, photographers document President Obama signing a bill in the White House, November 21, 2013.

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick—Getty Images

Oct. 14, 2013. President Barack Obama (C) helps bag sandwiches with furloughed federal workers Health and Human Services employee Chantelle Burton (L) and U.S. Census Burea employee Dolly Garcia, while they volunteer at a Martha’s Table kitchen in Washington.

From the last days of the government shutdown and the Muslim holy festival Eid al-Adha to Banksy’s continuing “residency” in the streets of New York and ecological reptile wresting, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski—AFP/Getty Images

Each month, LightBox profiles a notable wire photographer in recognition of the brave and tireless work of these often unsung photojournalists. For October, in light of the recent government shutdown, we acknowledge the work of Brendan Smialowski, who shoots for AFP (Agence France-Presse).

Callie Shell for TIME

Callie Shell has photographed President Barack Obama countless times before, so it’s only fitting that she spent time with the Commander-in-Chief for TIME’s Person of the Year issue. See the photos on LightBox here.

Pictured: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama descend the White House staircase to a packed audience attending a Christmas party.

Pete Souza/The White House

President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012. See more never-before-seen photos from the White House here.

Christopher Morris—VII for TIME

Jan. 17, 2012. President Obama unexpectedly runs into the First Lady on her birthday in the basement of the White House.

See more photos here from TIME’s best photojournalism of 2012.

Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME

President Obama and his team have spent the last two weeks crisscrossing the country to make their final appeals to voters. Veteran political photographer Brooks Kraft has been there to document the campaign’s final days. See the photos here on LightBox.

Pictured: Oct. 25, 2012. President Obama attends a campaign rally in Tampa.

“We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls on Jan. 20, 2009. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”  —Pete Souza

In a TIME exclusive, Chief White House photographer Pete Souza offers his personal edit and recollections on President Obama’s first term.

See more photos here.

President Obama exits Air Force One upon arriving at the airport in Manchester, N.H.  

Photographer Callie Shell has documented President Barack Obama since 2004. Last week, she photographed Obama on the campaign trail in New Hampshire for TIME.

See more photos here.

Rebecca Blackwell—AP Photo

From the State of the Union and the Year of the Dragon to ballot boxes and backstage fashion, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week. See more here

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