Obama gets airborne bear hug
FORT PIERCE, Florida (AFP) - President Barack Obama reputedly loves nothing more than a good old campaign trail hug - but he may have got more than he bargained for Sunday.
Mr Obama was lifted at least a foot in the air in an intense bear hug by hulking pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer, during a bus tour of Florida.
"Look at that!" the president said once the 113kg, 1.9m registered Republican had deposited him back on terra firma.
"Man are you a powerlifter or what? Scott, let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I've ever seen," Obama said.