Obama family releases new family portrait

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, right, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011.
White House Photo/Pete Souza
At left, the official portrait of the First Family from October 23, 2009; At right, a new family portrait taken in the Oval Office on Dec. 11, 2011.
White House Photos/Pete Souza

For the first time in over two years, the White House released a family portrait today, citing that an update was needed because the girls have grown so much since the last photo in 2009 (the new photo is at right). Malia, left, is now 13, and Sasha, right, is now 10.

White House photographer Pete Souza took the new photo last Sunday in the Oval Office, after the Obamas returned home from church.