Behind the Photo: A Pizza Parlor Owner Sweeps President Obama Off His Feet

June 26, 2013

By Edgar Allen Beem

© Doug Mills/The New York Times

On Sunday, September 9, 2012, when President Barack Obama’s campaign motorcade made an unannounced stop at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida, The New York Times photographer Doug Mills scooped the other White House travel pool photographers by getting the shot of the day: Pizza parlor owner Scott Van Duzer giving President Obama a bear hug and lifting him...

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