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Dim Sum anyone? Obama makes an unscheduled stop for takeout

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Barack Obama pays for a dim sum takeout lunch at the Great Eastern Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown on Feb 16.

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People watch from a street corner as Barack Obama picks up a dim sum at the Great Eastern Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown on Feb. 16.

President Barack Obama went off script today during a trip to San Francisco.

According to the pool reporter who is traveling with the presidential motorcade, the Commander-in-Chief made a surprise stop in Chinatown for some take out.

Obama pulled up at the Great Eastern restaurant at 1:22 p.m. He entered with no jacket and his sleeves rolled up, and greeted the mostly Chinese crowd inside. Many of the patrons left their plates and rushed to shake his hand.

-- Msnbc.com wire services contributed to this blog post.

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Barack Obama leaves the Great Eastern restaurant with dim sum in San Francisco's Chinatown on Feb. 16.