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Pope Halloween fancy dress gets Obama approval

Published 31/10/2015 | 12:06

President Barack Obama laughs after greeting a child dressed as the Pope during Halloween festivities. (AP)
President Barack Obama laughs after greeting a child dressed as the Pope during Halloween festivities. (AP)

A toddler dressed like the pope and pushed along in a popemobile got the top prize at President Barack Obama's White House Halloween.

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Upon seeing the costume, President Obama turned to the news media and declared "top prize".

The boy was among hundreds of local schoolchildren and children from military families who came trick or treating at the White House dressed as caped crusaders, furry creatures, princesses and other figures. At least one girl dressed as the first lady.

The South Lawn was turned into an enchanted forest for the annual event.

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, appeared as themselves and handed out White House Halloween Cookies and M&Ms, fruit bars, kettle corn, candies and baseball cards featuring their dogs Bo and Sunny.

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