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White House Easter Egg Roll: Photos from the 2017 event

President Donald Trump, his family and staff hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn on Monday, April 17, 2017.

The annual egg roll, which is held on the Monday after Easter, dates back to 1878.

This year's event also features musical performances, a reading nook, costumed characters and other activities.

Scroll down to see photos from the event.

President Donald Trump waves after delivering remarks from
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President Donald Trump waves after delivering remarks from the Truman Balcony with first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book "How to Catch the Easter Bunny" during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Costumed characters await visitors during the annual Easter
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Costumed characters await visitors during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

A girl wears a
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A girl wears a "Make America Great Again" hat with bunny ears during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

President Donald Trump holds up a coloring sheet
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President Donald Trump holds up a coloring sheet for a crowd of children to look at during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Young ladies with their Easter hats during the
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Young ladies with their Easter hats during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

First lady Melania Trump reads the children's book
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First lady Melania Trump reads the children's book "Party Animals" during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his wife,
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his wife, Mary, pose for photographs during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pa., rolls
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Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pa., rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Three-year-old Carter Lim of Vienna, Va., rolls a
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Three-year-old Carter Lim of Vienna, Va., rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads to children
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads to children from the book "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Families pose for photographs with an Easter Bunny
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Families pose for photographs with an Easter Bunny during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania blow
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania blow whistles to kick off a race with Tiffany Trump during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

TV weatherman Al Roker is joined by the
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TV weatherman Al Roker is joined by the Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book "How to Catch the Easter Bunny" during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Emersyn, Gwenyth and Peytin Burningham, of Salt Lake
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Emersyn, Gwenyth and Peytin Burningham, of Salt Lake City, Utah, roll colored eggs down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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