We've all seen him on the debates, in interviews, on posters... Obama's face is everywhere. But what do we know of the real Barack Obama - what is he like off-screen?
These photos by Callie Shell from the 2007/2008 Barack Obama campaign shot for Time magazine, show a side of our future president that many of us have never seen.
What they show is that Barack is considerate (he cleans up after himself), humble (he's got holes in soles of his shoes), physically strong (he does pull ups before giving speeches) and is the loving family man and husband that we all hope to see more of.
PHOTO: © Callie Shell / Aurora for Time
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