President Obama And Michelle Obama Host Trick-Or-Treaters For Halloween At The White House One child dressed up as President Obama.
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Obamas Welcome Trick-Or-Treaters, Dance To 'Thriller'

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed Washington-area children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the White House Monday night. The outside was decorated in an Alice in Wonderland theme, complete with giant teacups and rabbits.

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Performers rehearse on the South Lawn of the White House Monday.
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The Obamas brought out their spooky side, dancing to "Thriller":

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President Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama danced to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as they welcomed children to the White House.
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Here's the video:

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There was baby Barack:

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A child dressed up as President Obama.
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Tiny dinosaurs and pirates:

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President Obama hands out treats Monday night.
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And performers:

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Performers on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday.
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Inside, some unwanted guests in the press briefing room (we knew Scott Horsley spent a lot of time in there but that much?):

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"Journalists" Halloween decorations sit in the briefing room of the White House.
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But no White House trick-or-treating story would be complete without a throwback to last year, when President Obama lost it over the baby Pope.

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President Obama greets a baby dressed as the Pope riding in a "Popemobile."
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