The glamorous life of a White House journalist, in 2 photos

August 8, 2014

According to today's White House pool report, photographers were given a little time to photograph President Obama in the Oval Office -- and by a little, we mean a little.


"At 11:18 am, the pool was brought to the windows outside the Oval Office for a photo spray. It lasted 10 seconds."

So naturally, this is what happened:


Have no fear, though, these guys are pros. Here's what AP's Jacquelyn Martin was able to snap in that short amount of time:

President Obama listens Friday during a phone call with Jordan's King Abdullah II, according to the White House, in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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Aaron Blake · August 8, 2014