President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The attached photo is embargoed until 10am, Dec. 15, 2011, and is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy for use only by online media outlets. This photograph may not be distributed to other media outlets. This photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated, broadcast, or archived, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.