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Pirate Bo Obama! White House throws a spooktacular Halloween 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Today
The White House decked out statues of first dogs Sunny, left, dressed as a sunflower, and Bo, right, dressed as pirate, in front of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden on Thursday.

The White House pulled out all the stops for 5,000 trick-or-treaters celebrating Halloween Thursday.

There was sheer awesomeness, like Pirate Bo and Sunflower Sunny, and only one offering worthy of an egging: Dried fruit was included among the goodies. But luckily, it was sandwiched among M&Ms, jelly beans, Reese’s and orange-iced cookies baked by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and his team.

The annual event is held for military families and area schools. 

JONATHAN ERNST / Today
The first couple hands out treats to the cute kiddos. We just can't stop looking at that banana lady.


MIKE THEILER / POOL / Today
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson, left, welcome trick-or-treaters.
Mark Wilson / Today
The South Portico of the White House gets made over with spiders and cobwebs.


Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Today
The Bride of Frankenstein, left, Frankenstein, center, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North from "The Wizard of Oz" make an appearance.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Today
The treats handed out by the president and first lady, including some dried fruit.


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