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White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by the Obamas

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Miranda Husband, 11, center, and Issac Husband, 9, third left, of Greencastle, Pa., roll Easter eggs on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Monday, April 25, at the White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Thousands of children will participate in the event, which dates back to 1878, and is named for races where children push colored eggs across the grass using wooden spoons.

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First Lady Michelle Obama watches as TV personalities Kelly Ripa and Al Roker share a crepe at the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

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President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama read a book titled "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Daughters Sasha, second right, and Malia, right, are seen on the right as they listen on with their dog Bo.

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The White House Easter Egg Roll takes place on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday.

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President Barack Obama greets children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday.

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Thousands of kids and their parents packed the White House grounds for the annual tradition of rolling Easter eggs across the South Lawn. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.