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Thousands flock to White House for annual Easter Egg Roll

President and First Lady welcome families to celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Easter VIPs
President Barack Obama, singer Cam Anthony and the Easter Bunny wave from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.

Thousands of children are gathered at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. This year's event features live music, cooking stations, storytelling, and of course, some Easter egg rolling.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Easter Hugs
A pair of youngsters get a hug from first lady Michelle Obama after she read to children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

This year's event features live music, cooking stations, storytelling, and of course, some Easter egg rolling.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Egg Roll Backhand
President Barack Obama plays doubles tennis with a youth partner during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the tennis court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Thousands of children gathered at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Easter Egg Roll
Throngs of children and parents gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014, for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will kick off the festivities on the White House South Lawn.

This year's event features live music, cooking stations, storytelling, and of course, some Easter egg rolling.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rolling Away
Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

This year's event features live music, cooking stations, storytelling, and of course, some Easter egg rolling.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Holiday Crowds
Throngs of children and parents gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014, for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
They're Off
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama cheer and applaud as they host the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Pickup Game
President Barack Obama and former NBA basketball player Etan Thomas play basketball during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Enthusiastic Hug
A youngster gets an enthusiastic hug from First Lady Michelle Obama after she read to a group of children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Celebrity Guests
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a healthful recipes demonstration with, from left, chef Marc Murphy, and Cameron Boyce and Peyton List from the Disney Channel show "Jessie," during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ready To Roll
Colorful eggs await the throngs of children attending the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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