The White House’s 13 Favorite GIFs of 2013

In 2013, the White House joined Tumblr, and we’re taking stock as the year comes to a close. Since launching, we’ve grown to more than 80,000 followers (thanks guys!) — and there have been some pretty amazing GIFs. That’s where this post comes in.

Without further ado, here are our 13 favorite GIFs (that’s a hard ‘G’) from 2013:

1. We’ve added more than 8 million jobs over 45 consecutive months. In May, we animated the jobs chart to show you what that looks like:

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2. And the deficit is falling fast. How fast? Wait for it

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3. Marine One went into warp drive:

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4. President Obama congratulated the US Naval Academy Class of 2013 on their graduation:

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5. Sesame Street visited Pennsylvania Avenue.

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6. …twice.

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7. You’ve probably heard of The Great Gatsby. But what about The Great Gatsby Curve? It helps illustrate rising inequality.

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8. If you missed First Lady Michelle Obama’s amazing #ThrowbackThursday, we don’t know what to tell you.

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9. There was that moment in August where the White House got a new puppy:

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10. And ahead of the government shutdown, President Obama delivered a statement from the Briefing Room.

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11. At the end of November, President Obama pardoned a turkey.

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12. And of course, we can’t forget our very first GIF from the Correspondents’ Dinner:

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13. Not bad! We think it’s been a pretty good year for GIFs on the White House Tumblr. Raise your hand if you agree:

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And for more from 2013, check out our full year in review.