President Barack Obama greets a young child dressed as the Pope and riding in a "Popemobile" as he hands out treats to children trick-or-treating for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trick-or-Treating With Princesses, Superheroes And The Pope

NPR's Scott Simon will head out with a princess and a goddess for Halloween. Batman, Minnie Mouse and Minions are also popular costumes.

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