Barack Obama shares cute Christmas photo

The former US president has a special message to the world.
The former US president has a special message to the world. Photo credit: Barack Obama / Twitter

Barack Obama has shared a cute Christmas photo, showing his family celebrating the festive season with a couple of tiny elves.

The former US president posted the image to Twitter with a message to the world.

"On behalf of the Obama family, Merry Christmas!" he wrote.

"We wish you joy and peace this holiday season."

The photo shows Mr Obama in front of a large tree with his wife and children. In front of him are five children dressed as elves.

The image has already been retweeted more than 240,000 times since it was published.

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