On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama posted this video to her Instagram account, lifting a 40-year White House ban on photography during tours:
“Guests are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday. “Visitors are also encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.”
Sure enough, #WhiteHouseTour was soon trending on Instagram, and the world was treated to some seldom-seen images of one of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Here are some of the best Instagram shots we found:
From the Blue Room:
From Cross Hall:
From the East Room:
From Entrance Hall:
From the Family Dining Room
From the Green Room:
From the Red Room:
From the State Dining Room:
And the view from the Portico:
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