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Pacquiao a Traffic Stopper in D.C.



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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Manny Pacquiao looks on at a press conference to promote his upcoming fight with Shane Mosley at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on February 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao has caused plenty of damage inside the ring. Now he can brag about causing damage outside the ring. 

    During a tour of D.C., the superstar was crossing the street when several drivers caused a multicar pileup while trying to snap pictures of him. 

    Luckily, no one was hurt in the accident.

    Pacquiao’s visit to the nation’s capital included meetings with President Obama and Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

    It wasn’t all fun and games for the boxer -- he talked business with the president.

    Pacquiao was elected representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines and is currently exploring the possibility of building the area’s first provincial hospital.

    The superstar boxer invited the president to his fight against "Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Obama said he would be too busy to travel but promised to watch on television.

    Pacquiao’s publicist, Fred Sternburg, said Pacquiao enjoyed his visit.

    "Manny said it was very impressive being in the Oval Office, seeing it first hand," he said. "It was a great honor to meet the president. He is a very tall man."