WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 29: U.S. President Barack Obama smiles while speaking during the 36th annual National Italian American Foundation Gala October 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the awards gala which is part of a two-day convention for the organization. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Photos of Barack Obama Living His Best Life

A flashback on the former U.S. President's birthday.

Whether he’s kitesurfing with Richard Branson, laughing with the Pope, or jumping face-first into the ocean, former U.S. President Barack Obama doesn't shy away from embracing the moment. Here, a look back on some lighter moments on the occasion of his 57th birthday (August 4).

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop) Pope Francis (L) is escorted by U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets and other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as Pope. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A POPE AND A PRESIDENT WALK INTO A BAR... Sharing a chuckle with Pope Francis upon his arrival from Cuba on September 22, 2015. WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's 'not impressed' expression while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office November 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Maroney's expression became an internet sensation when during the ceremony for her 2012 Olympic vault silver medal she was photographed giving a brief look of disappointment with her lips pursed to the side. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) The White House/Getty Images NOT IMPRESSED Jokingly mimicking gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" expression at the Oval Office on November 15, 2012.

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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: (AFP OUT) US President Barack Obama dances with his wife and First Lady Michelle Obama during the Western Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images SAVE THE LAST DANCE Dancing with his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, during the Western Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009. KANEOHE BAY, HI - JANUARY 1: In this handout from the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama jumps into the ocean at Pyramid Rock Beach January 1, 2013 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Obama is currently on vacation in his native state. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) The White House/Getty Images INTO THE WAVE Vacationing in Hawaii on January 1, 2013. LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: In this handout provided by The White House, President Barack Obama, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) The White House/Getty Images A ROYAL ENCOUNTER Sharing deep thoughts with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016. NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Barack Obama leaves Upland restaurant on March 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) James Devaney/GC Images SWAG IN THE CITY Leaving New York City's Upland restaurant in style on March 10, 2017. US President Barack Obama reacts as 14-year-old Joey Hudy of Phoenix, Arizona, launches a marshmallow from Hudy's 'Extreme Marshmallow Cannon' during a tour of the White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 7, 2012. Obama announced new policies to recruit and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher programs, including requesting $80 million in his upcoming budget for teacher preparation, with the goal of training one million additional STEM students over the next decade. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S A...MARSHMALLOW? Looking on as 14-year-old Joey Hudy launches a marshmallow during a tour of the White House Science Fair on February 7, 2012. WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden share a laugh as the US Senior Men's National Team and Brazil play during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Patrick Smith/Getty Images BFFS Buddying up with Joe Biden at a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game on July 16, 2012. WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: U.S. President Barack Obama read to children from the book 'Where the Wild Things Are' during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama and the first lady hosted thousands of children for the annual White House event dating back to 1876 that features live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, as well as the Easter egg roll this year. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images ROWR! Getting into character as he reads to children from "Where the Wild Things Are" during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, 2014. WASHINGTON - MAY12: In this handout from the The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama plays football with the family dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House May 12, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) The White House/Getty Images MAN'S BEST FRIEND Playing football with Bo, one of the Obama family dogs, on May 12, 2009. ST. PAUL, MN - JUNE 3: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) and his wife Michelle Obama bump fists at an election night rally at the Xcel Energy Center June 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination following today's primaries in South Dakota and Montana, although his rival Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has not yet conceded the race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson/Getty Images FIST BUMP Connecting with his wife Michelle at an election-night rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 3, 2008. UNSPCIFIED, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - FEBRUARY 1: In this undated image Former President Barack Obama takes a break from learning to kitesurf at Richard Branson's Necker Island retreat on February 1, 2017 in the British Virgin Islands. Former President Obama and his wife Michelle have been on an extended vacation since leaving office on January 20. (Photo by Jack Brockway/Getty Images) Jack Brockway/Getty Images LEARNING TO FLY Kitesurfing in the Caribbean with Richard Branson on Necker Island in February, 2017. TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation ) Chris Jackson YOU HAD TO BE THERE Hanging out with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games on September 29, 2017. HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 20: President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Jose Marti International Airport on Air Force One for a 48-hour visit on March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Mr. Obama's visit is the first in nearly 90 years for a sitting president, the last one being Calvin Coolidge. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Joe Raedle/Getty Images HISTORY IN THE MAKING Arriving in Havana, Cuba, for a quick 48-hour trip on March 20, 2016. Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Barack Obama offers a toast while meeting with local residents at Raleigh Times bar in Raleigh, North Carolina, May 06, 2008. Voters in North Carolina and Indiana weighed in on the fates of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the most significant contests left in their presidential showdown. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images CHEERS Toasting the local residents at a bar in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 6, 2008. ELKHART, IN - MAY 04: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) shoots a basketball on the court at Riverview Elementry School, May 4, 2008 in Elkhart, Indiana. Voters in Indiana and North Carolina go to the polls May 6. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mark Wilson/Getty Images FOR THE WIN Shooting hoops at an elementary school in Elkhart, Indiana, on May 4, 2008. US President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images WINK-WINK Joking during the White House Correspondents dinner on April 28, 2012.



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