Obamas give out Halloween treats at the White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a children's Halloween party on the lawn of the White House in Washington.

During the party the couple distributed treats to children dressed up in an array of spooky costumes.

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Stars get in the Halloween spirit

Showbiz stars in the UK and US showcased an array of impressive costumes last night at a series of parties, fundraisers and performances.