The 25 Most Iconic Photographs From Obama's First Term Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters

Sandy Hook Address

Date: December 14, 2012

President Obama wipes away a tear during his address following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Obama spoke not only as a President, but as a parent and human being, and this photo captures him in a rare moment without that executive hat. President Obama has said publicly that December 14th was the "worst day of his Presidency."

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