In Pictures: The Obamas bid farewell to the White House

Photographer Pete Souza has captured some tender moments

In Pictures: The Obamas bid farewell to the White House

Image via @FLOTUS44 on Twitter

It has been a home for Barack Obama and his family for the last eight years.

But he, his wife Michelle and their two daughters have closed the door of the White House for the last time, as Donald Trump takes office.

Mr Obama and Michelle have been sending farewell messages on social media.

While Mr Obama's official White House photographer, Pete Souza, has also captured some tender moments.

He has documented the Obama's through the years and around the world.

But he has posted his final official photos for Mr Obama.

President Obama leaves the Oval Office this morning for the last time | Image: Instagram/petesouza
Another view of Barack Obama leaving the Oval Office for the last time | Image: Instagram/petesouza
Barack Obama waves from the steps of Executive One helicopter, following the inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol | Image: Instagram/petesouza
Barack Obama leaves the White House, with a simple caption: "Farewell."

Not to be outdone, Michelle Obama has also put up some touching pictures, including this one with the caption: "Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you".

Image via @FLOTUS44 on Twitter