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'Pope' wins top prize for best fancy dress at White House

Sun 01 Nov 2015
By Antony Bushfield

A toddler dressed as Pope Francis in his pope mobile has been awarded top prize at the White House fancy dress party by President Barack Obama.

The American leader smiled as he caught sight of the boy, who was the son of a military officer, whilst giving out treats.

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Obama, joined by his wife Michelle, turned the media and shouted "top prize".

The first lady said to the toddler: "You were just here!", in a reference to Pope Francis' recent visit to the states.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by The White House on Saturday, 31 October 2015

The White House's South Lawn was turned into an enchanted forest for the event which is held every year.

Local school children were also invited to 'trick or treat' the president with the Obama family giving out cookies, fruit and baseball cards featuring their dogs Bo and Sunny.

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