Weasel Zippers reports that Obama has been caught bowing again, apparently this time while receiving flowers from a young girl.
From the photo, it isn't clear if he is bowing or merely stooping to grasp the flowers. However, seeing him appearing to bow to a young girl, I wondered if his bowing is just a habit from his youth. When I returned from a religious mission to Japan, I was still bowing to people for months afterward. Sure enough, bowing is a common form of greeting among the Chinese and Hindu inhabitants of Indonesia.
I won't pretend to understand why Obama gave such deep bows in the past, but I can only ascribe it to inexperience and habit.