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The White House Celebrates Halloween

The White House Celebrates Halloween
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The White House Celebrates Halloween

Ghastly webs with giant black spiders adorned an orange-hued White House on Thursday for the annual White House Halloween event in Washington.

Clad in orange and black, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent an hour passing out treats to thousands of kids from military families and local elementary schools as music, sometimes creepy and sometimes silly, played in the background.

Thousands of packages of jelly beans, dried fruit and White House cookies were given to children as they walked across the South Lawn, past stilt-walkers, jugglers and a giant.

Mingling with the children and their parents were White House staffers dressed as football players, vampires and princesses.