Feedback
Politics
photo

Obama Meets Man in Horse Head Mask on Night Out in Denver

Image: President Barack Obama jokingly reacts as he shakes hands with a man wearing a horse head mask
President Barack Obama jokingly reacts as he shakes hands with a man wearing a horse head mask on a street in Denver, Colorado, on July 8, 2014. JEWEL SAMAD / AFP - Getty Images

A night out on the town in Denver Tuesday brought President Barack Obama to a crowded pizza restaurant, a pool bar and face-to-face with a man wearing a horse head mask.

It was a case of "the bear is loose," the president's own description of the times when he is able to break free of the trappings of Washington and experience what everyday Americans see. Of course that's nearly impossible with the crowds that are attracted to his every move and his security detail. Shaking hands with dozens of bystanders along a Denver street, the "bear" came face-to-face with a person wearing a horse's head mask, in honor of the Denver Broncos NFL football team.

Image: US-POLITICS-OBAMA
Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado, on July 8, 2014. JEWEL SAMAD / AFP - Getty Images

— Reuters, The Associated Press