IT was the moment the world's most powerful man was caught in a spider's web.
A photo of Barack Obama confronted by a boy dressed as Spider-man outside the Oval Office has been released by the White House.
The light-hearted encounter between the US president and a staff member's child in a Halloween outfit was captured by Mr Obama's official photographer, Pete Souza.
The president raises his hands in mock fear as he pretends he has been trapped by the superhero.
The snap was posted on the president's Twitter and Facebook accounts yesterday.