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Record crowd rolls out for White House Easter

STACY A. ANDERSON

Published 26/04/2011 | 05:00

U.S. President Barack Obama officially opens the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama officially opens the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Getty Images

It was the invasion of the little people in Washington yesterday when some 30,000 children and their parents swarmed over the White House grounds.

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The occasion was the annual tradition of rolling Easter eggs across the South Lawn, complete with games, storytelling and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

"I hope everybody is having a great time here," President Barack Obama said, formally kicking off yesterday's event. He was joined on a balcony overlooking the South Lawn by wife Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and Mrs Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.

Mrs Obama said it was "pretty amazing" that a record 30,000 people would be attending.

She told participants that: "The theme is 'Get Up and Go!' because, as you know, I'm a big proponent of getting up and going, making sure we're moving and eating healthy and this Easter Egg Roll reflects all of that."Mr Obama is pictured above walking behind the Easter Bunny while Mr Obama's daughter, Malia, right, caresses Bo, the family dog, during the event.

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