A photographer tells more through his photos than through the use of speech. That’s exactly what White House photographer Pete Souza tried to do when he uploaded old pictures of the Obama administration on social media, highlighting the vast contrast present in the current administration.

With over 8.9 lakh followers on Instagram, Pete shared pictures mostly about Obama conversing with immigrant children, most of them affected by incessant war and inner strife.

In one of the pictures, Obama is seen talking with a young refugee girl.

Talking with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in 2015.

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In another, the former POTUS meets Alex, the 6-year-old boy who wrote to him about the Syrian boy.

Remember Alex, the six-year-old boy who wrote President Obama a letter about the Syrian boy photographed in the ambulance. Alex visited the Oval Office with his family the day after the election. "Dear President Obama, Remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to [my home]? Park in the driveway or on the street and we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together. We can invite him to birthday parties and he will teach us another language. We can teach him English too, just like my friend Aoto from Japan. Please tell him that his brother will be Alex who is a very kind boy, just like him. Since he won't bring toys and doesn't have toys Catherine will share her big blue stripy white bunny. And I will share my bike and I will teach him how to ride it. I will teach him additions and subtractions in math. And he [can] smell Catherine's lip gloss penguin which is green. She doesn't let anyone touch it. Thank you very much! I can't wait for you to come! Alex 6 years old "

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And what might come as the ultimate shade of contrast between Trump and Obama is the picture where Obama is seen sharing a glass of wine with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Trump’s wall with Mexico has set the precedence for an embittered relationship between the two neighbouring countries.

First Published | 11 February 2017 1:47 PM
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