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The White House hosts several Easter events for thousands

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President Obama struggled with his jump shot at the event. President Obama struggled with his jump shot at the event.

The White House hosted thousands of children for the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday. The 135th annual event attracted some 30,000 visitors to the south lawn.  Along with an Easter Egg Roll, the biggest White House gathering of the year also featured sports and entertainment stars as well as a variety of games.  The First Lady used the massive gathering to urge kids to exercise as well as learn a little something about healthy eating.

President Obama, meanwhile, struggled with his jump shot at the event.  He joined in a shoot around with professionals from the NBA,WNBA, and kids from the Egg Roll.  But the rim was unkind to the President, with all but two of nearly two dozen shots missing.  A ten-year-old boy was called in to show the President how it's done.  The boy sunk his layup easily.  The President then salvaged his field goal percentage by making a layup of his own.  White House spokesman, Jay Carney, says Mr. Obama is actually a pretty good shot, but he doesn't get to practice as much as he'd like to.

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