During a Thursday event to nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, President Barack Obama found himself quite annoyed with an uninvited guest -- a large fly that landed right on the commander-in-chief's forehead.

Reuters photographer Larry Downing captured the buggy moment:

obama fly photo

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