Cheers and tears at 135th White House Easter Egg Roll

President Barack Obama kicked off the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The President was joined by his wife Michelle, daughters, Malia and Sasha, the Easter bunny and Robbie Novak aka 'Kid President'.

'Kid President'  Robbie Novak joins the First Family on the White House lawn
'Kid President' Robbie Novak joins the First Family on the White House lawn Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

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The tradition to invite public to the South lawn of the White House was started 135 years ago by then President Rutherford Hayes and his wife Lucy.

President Obama consoles Donovan Frazier, 5, who lost during his easter egg roll event on the South Lawn of the White House
President Obama consoles Donovan Frazier, 5, who lost during his easter egg roll event on the South Lawn of the White House Credit: Reuters

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Easter around the world

Millions of Christians around the world are marking Easter this weekend with religious ceremonies, re-enactments or simply by seeing friends and family.