Easter Egg Hunt

Obama’s On a Roll! Photos From the White House Easter Egg Hunt

The Obamas—and the Easter Bunny—hosted kids Monday for the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll. See photos.

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It’s a storied tradition no international turmoil or economic crisis can interrupt. Since its conception by President Rutherford B. Hayes, children have turned up to fling eggs down the White House Lawn for the annual Easter Egg Roll. This year, on April 1, President Obama and his family, joined by “Kid President” Robby Novak and the Easter Bunny, hosted kids for the event’s 134th year. Here are shots of the egg rolling, basketball playing, storytelling, and other Easter-themed activities that transformed the White House Lawn into a colorful playpen.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Jessica Sanchez sings while President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Robby Novak and the Easter Bunny stand nearby during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

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Children participate during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host thousands of people during the annual celebration of Easter.

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