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D.C.’s Easter Egg Roll 2017, in 15 egg-straordinary photos

Eggs, bunnies, and one fun, fantastic race

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Since 1878, children have frolicked on the grounds of the White House in search of colorful eggs.

This year, the event kicked off at 7:30 a.m. with President Donald Trump speaking to the public from the Truman Balcony, "I've seen those kids, and they're highly, highly competitive. That I can tell you."

Later, First Lady Melania Trump read the book, “Party Animals,” and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer read, “How to Catch the Easter Bunny,” on the lawn’s reading nook.

Other notable appearances included the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents, Elmo, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

This year’s guest list consisted of 21,000 children and parents, compared to 35,000 last year, according to DCist.

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