A Look Back: White House Easter Egg Roll

US President Bill Clinton addresses a crowd as Fir
US President Bill Clinton addresses a crowd as Fir
WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton addresses a crowd as First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) and the Easter Bunny (R) look on before the start of the annual Easter Egg Roll 24 April, 2000 on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC. The event draws hundreds of children from all over the US. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Newbold(L) and her 18 month-old daughter Sav
Kelly Newbold(L) and her 18 month-old daughter Sav
WASHINGTON, : Kelly Newbold(L) and her 18 month-old daughter Savannah(R) participate 13 April in the annual White House Easter Egg roll on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC. US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary hosted the the annual event. AFP PHOTO Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Stephanie Guand (L), 2-1/2 years old, and 4-year-o
Stephanie Guand (L), 2-1/2 years old, and 4-year-o
WASHINGTON, : Stephanie Guand (L), 2-1/2 years old, and 4-year-old Emily Mossel (R) participate (with the assistance of their unidentified mothers) in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., 31 March. Children 3-6 years of age are invited to take part in the annual event, which also includes an Easter Egg Hunt. AFP PHOTO Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Laura Bush along with the Easter Bunny
First Lady Laura Bush along with the Easter Bunny
WASHINGTON, : First Lady Laura Bush along with the Easter Bunny wave during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House 1 April 2002. Earlier US President George W. Bush joined thousands of children who participated in the event which also included book readings, cartoon characters and other activities on the South Lawn of the White House. AFP PHOTO/Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
US president Bill Clinton (R) waves as he shakes h
US president Bill Clinton (R) waves as he shakes h
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 8: US president Bill Clinton (R) waves as he shakes hands with the Easter Bunny before the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, DC 08 April. Hundreds of children from the Washington area attended the event. (Photo credit should read PAMELA PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)
Children Participate In The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll
Children Participate In The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Children roll eggs at the South Lawn of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll event March 28, 2005 in Washington, DC. In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes opened the South Lawn to children on that Easter Monday for the first White House Egg Roll because of a ban of the activity at the ground of the U.S. Capitol. Successive Presidents carried on the tradition and the event has been held on the ground of the White House since then. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President George W. Bush (R) looks on
US President George W. Bush (R) looks on
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (R) looks on as First Lady Laura Bush welcomes participants to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll 17 April, 2006 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. The Easter Egg Roll is a traditional all-American event held on the White House lawn each year since 1878, where kids push an egg with a giant wooden spoon. But gay groups joined the queue for tickets -- which were given out to families on a first-come, first served basis at the White House 15 April. Despite the opposition of conservative religious groups however, Bush and his wife Laura have made it known they will not stop the gay parents from attending. The gay groups say their gesture is to make their presence felt in American society. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Annual Easter Egg Roll Held At The White House
Annual Easter Egg Roll Held At The White House
WASHINGTON - MARCH 24: U.S. President George W. Bush (L) pauses to embrace a person dressed as the Easter Bunny during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Persons dressed in the costumes depictin
Persons dressed in the costumes depictin
Persons dressed in the costumes depicting (L-R)Former US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are among thousands of guests participating in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama walks alongsid
US President Barack Obama walks alongsid
US President Barack Obama walks alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2009. More than 30,000 guests will attend this year's events, which include a kids kitchen, an organic kitchen, live musical performances, kids yoga and the traditional Easter egg roll. AFP PHOTO / Saul Loeb (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The White House Hosts Its Annual Easter Egg Roll
The White House Hosts Its Annual Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON - APRIL 13: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama stands with a costumed Easter Bunny as he welcomes people to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. The event dates back to 1878 and is named for races where children push colored eggs across the grass using wooden spoons. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House Lawn
President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House Lawn
WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: U.S. President Barack Obama helps a girl move her egg down the lawn during the Easter Egg Roll at the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
One-year-old Macie Zehring from Rayford,
One-year-old Macie Zehring from Rayford,
One-year-old Macie Zehring from Rayford, North Carolina, carries an easter egg during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 5, 2010. More than 30,000 people from all 50 states will visit the annual event, dating back to 1878, which includes live musical performances, a storytime stage, chef events and an easter egg hunt. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: (AFP OUT) Sage Nagle (L), 3, participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: (AFP-OUT) Colbie Caillat sings the National Anthem as first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama and Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson listen at the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: (AFP-OUT) First lady Michelle Obama watches a cooking demonstration by chef Jacques Pepin with Al Roker and Kelly Ripa at the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: (AFP-OUT) Tulips are seen in bloom around the fountain during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
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Sasha (L) and Malia, daughters of US Pre
Sasha (L) and Malia, daughters of US President Barack Obama, read a book to children during the annual Easter egg roll April 25, 2011 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Children participate during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host thousands of people during the annual celebration of Easter. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Jessica Sanchez sings while President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Robby Novak and the Easter Bunny stand nearby during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for photos with children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-EASTER-OBAMA
A crowd gathers on the South Lawn during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington on April 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama sits with his dog Bo and reads a book to children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama plays tennis with young children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House tennis court April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Children roll eggs during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll At White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Children roll eggs during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House April 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are expected to attend the 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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