2016 White House Easter Egg Roll

President Barack Obama and his family hosted the 138th White House Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday.

With the theme “Let’s celebrate,” the event attracted thousands of families to the South Lawn for a morning filled with musical performances, games and eggs. Celebrities such as Beyonc√©, Jay-Z, and Idina Menzel were present, and Obama even joined¬†Shaquille O’Neal on the basketball court.

We attended the Egg Roll to capture the Obamas’ final Easter in the White House.

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Obama, center, and First Lady Michelle Obama, second from right, and their dogs Sunny and Bo start the first official egg roll game of the year. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

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Obama welcomes a young guest at the beginning of the event. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

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Thousands of children and their families won tickets through a lottery to participate in the event, which was held on the South Lawn of the White House. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

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Jeremiah, age seven, from Maryland showed off his Cookie Monster tattoo while waiting in line to compete in the egg roll. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

First Lady Michelle Obama opens the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll alongside President Obama and the Easter Bunny. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor
First Lady Michelle Obama, right, opened the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll alongside President Obama, center, and the Easter Bunny. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

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Obama proudly announced that he had just been on the White House basketball court with White House Easter Egg Roll guest Shaquille O’Neal. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

 

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Eight month-old Autumn from Baltimore visited the White House for the first time with her family for the egg roll. Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

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