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President Obama Shakes Hands With A Man Wearing A Horse Head

President Obama arrived in Denver Tuesday evening and appeared slightly taken aback as he greeted a man wearing a horse head.

Posted on July 8, 2014, at 11:08 p.m. ET

New York Times photographer Doug Mills posted this photo on Twitter of President Obama greeting a man in a horse head Tuesday night.

Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver.

Doug Mills@dougmillsnyt

Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver.

4:29 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People immediately reacted to the photo:

Pool: "One onlooker wore a large horse head, but it's unclear what message he hoped to convey to the president."

Zeke Miller@ZekeJMiller

Pool: "One onlooker wore a large horse head, but it's unclear what message he hoped to convey to the president."

7:54 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (pic via @dougmillsnyt)

Jason Sparks@sparksjls

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (pic via @dougmillsnyt)

4:42 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The lady in the back has the right idea.

It's Denver. The guy is just high. MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

Josh Greenman@joshgreenman

It's Denver. The guy is just high. MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

4:56 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Wanna go see the president?" "Yeah, definitely. Just let me grab my horse head mask."

Stefan Becket@stefanjbecket

"Wanna go see the president?"

"Yeah, definitely. Just let me grab my horse head mask."

4:40 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

By this time tomorrow, horse head Obama handshake guy will have a show on Spike TV.

daveweigel@daveweigel

By this time tomorrow, horse head Obama handshake guy will have a show on Spike TV.

4:49 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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If there's a god, horse head guy is mitt Romney trolling the universe

john r stanton@dcbigjohn

If there's a god, horse head guy is mitt Romney trolling the universe

4:47 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is how night mares begin MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

Brett LoGiurato@BrettLoGiurato

This is how night mares begin MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

4:52 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The moment POTUS remembered Maureen Dowd's warning about the Denver cookies

michaelscherer@michaelscherer

The moment POTUS remembered Maureen Dowd's warning about the Denver cookies

4:59 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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More pictures from the Obama and horse-head man meeting during an impromptu walk down 15th Street:

Jacquelyn Martin / Via AP Photo
JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images
JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images

Before Obama went on the walk along 15th Street, he had dinner at Wazzee Supper Club and met with locals:

President Obama has dinner at Wazee Supper Club with Alex Dooley, right, and her friends in Denver, CO.

Doug Mills@dougmillsnyt

President Obama has dinner at Wazee Supper Club with Alex Dooley, right, and her friends in Denver, CO.

3:02 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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He also had a beer with the Governor and played pool:

President Obama has a beer and shoots pool with Gov. Hickenlooper at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Bar.

Doug Mills@dougmillsnyt

President Obama has a beer and shoots pool with Gov. Hickenlooper at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Bar.

4:41 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He fist bumped with this gorilla statue that was inside the pub:

JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images

And one Colorado resident even offered Obama a hit of weed. The president laughed in response.

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