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Here’s the Leader of the Free World Making Monster Faces

The dramatic reading of the Maurice Sendak classic is an annual tradition at the White House Easter Egg Roll

President Barack Obama got really into character during his annual reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are at the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House today. He pretended to be one of the wild things — growling, gnashing his teeth, and rolling his eyes. We imagine that one sees a lot of these scary faces in Washington, particularly during heated debates on Capitol Hill.

Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images
Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images
Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

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