White House On Haunted Hill: Halloween With The Obamas

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October 31: The Obamas open up the White House to 2,000 school children for Halloween. Here, Michelle Obama — dressed as a cat — and President Obama — dressed as President Obama — greet the trick-or-treaters.

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Performers entertain the revelers.

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The guests arrive.

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Costumed guests and performers dressed as fluttering butterflies.

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A performer, dressed as a tree, sways through the crowd.

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The First Couple (and First Grandma) hand out White House M&Ms, dried fruit and butter cookies.

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Mr. President, meet Spiderman.

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George Washington, we imagine, never saw anything like this in his day.

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As part of the festivities, the Obamas host a reception for military families in the East Room.

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Press Secretary Robert Gibbs channels the Dark Side.

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The White House, lit up in orange for the occasion.

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