Rare photos show Obama girls on their first visit to the White House

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For nearly all American children, shimmying around the White House in your tights or roaming its historic, hidden rooms will always remain a fantasy.

But a handful of kids really have made the presidential residence their playground.

A series of rare 2008 photos, posted by NBC’s TODAY show, capture the Obama daughters sliding down a wooden ramp, peering inside the Lincoln Bedroom and sprawling across big red chairs in the White House movie theater.

Sasha and Malia Obama were then 7 and 10 years old, respectively, and toured the White House with the twin daughters of former President George W. Bush.  Read more…

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