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Easter tradition rolls on at the White House

Stars of the show
President Barack Obama gets into the action at the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday. Thousands attended the 134-year-old tradition. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Tradition continues
Children roll eggs on the South Lawn, where thousands gathered for the yearly tradition that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Downhill from here
President Obama helps a child roll an egg. (Kevin Dietsch / EPA)
New story line
President Obama reads from the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” with First Lady Michelle Obama and their dog Bo at his side. (Mike Theiler / EPA)
Young contestant
A young girl shows off her finds in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
First out of the gate
Crowds of children and their families take part in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
With a little help
A helping hand is not far away at the White House’s Easter Egg Roll. (Jim Lo Scalzo/ EPA)
Presidential setting
President Obama walks among the participants.  (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA)
Near the finish line
President Obama lends a hand. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
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