Picture of the Day: Obama Tosses Football With Australian PM Julia Gillard

Obama Gillard football - Souza - full1.jpgWhen you're the president of the United States, you can play with a football inside the house. Here, Obama tosses a football with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday, March 7.

In Australian rules football, throwing, per se, isn't allowed: The ball must be tapped with an open hand, or hit with a clenched hand or a foot. It's a dangerous motion when performed by a beginner near a lamp, but that appears to be what Obama did on Monday.

Coincidentally, "the football" also refers to the briefcase full of nuclear codes, which presidents possess. That kind isn't supposed to be thrown either.


credit: White House photographer Pete Souza

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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