Yes, that is the President of the United States making an unannounced stop and purchasing a beavertail, a type of pastry, while in the Byward Market, because he said that he always wanted to try one of them. Barack Obama is truly one of the people. And this is part of the human interest angle of the visit to Ottawa yesterday.
Oh, and here's a link to Beavertail Inc., makers of fine beavertail, for those who want more. :)