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Obamas host Easter egg roll

Over 30,000 participants came out to the White House Monday to take part in the White House Easter Egg Roll, reported Voice of America.

First Lady Michelle Obama told participants that the goal of the event "was to have fun", according to United Press International.

The tradition began in 1878 when children would come to the White House lawn and pushed Easter eggs with big spoons. (VOA)

Other activities at the event included soccer and basketball. Pop singer Fergie sang the national anthem at the event as well. (UPI)

After two microphones died, President Obama attempted to adjust the Easter Bunny's ears to get better reception. Obama's daughter Malia eventually got a mic to work.

The president and first lady also took turns reading from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are". The first lady also read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. (VOA)

The Obama's new puppy Bo was not present at the event. (VOA)