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    • US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, US, 25 October 2020.
    • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania welcome trick-or-treaters to the White House's South Lawn during a Halloween celebration on Sunday 25 October 2020.
    • US President Donald Trump responds to a guest as he and Melania host a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, US, 25 October 2020.
    • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet guests on the south lawn on 25 October 2020. To ensure the health and safety of guests and staff during the festivities, extra measures such as facemasks, social distancing, and hand-sanitiser were introduced.
    • US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania watch as a guest dressed as a dinosaur walks at their Halloween event at the White House on 25 October 2020.
    • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania greet trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn during a Halloween celebration on 25 October 2020 in Washington.
    • US President Donald Trump salutes children in costume as he and first lady Melania Trump host a Halloween event at the White House on 25 October 2020.
    • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn during a Halloween celebration at the White House on 25 October 2020 in Washington.
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    US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, US, 25 October 2020.

    With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, traditional Halloween celebrations at the White House underwent some changes this time, with guests obliged to wear face coverings and observe social distancing.

    Donald and Melania Trump hosted a reception at the White House on Sunday to mark the annual celebration of Halloween which falls on 31 October.

    Unlike previous years, the US presidential couple did not pass out sweets to the trick-or-treaters and only waved to the children instead - this is because of the coronavirus restrictions currently in place all across the country.

    Trump and his first lady were both infected by the coronavirus earlier this month and have successfully recovered to continue their participation in the events that are surrounding the run-up to the November 3 presidential election. 

    Check out Sputnik's gallery the see the highlights of the Halloween celebration at the White House.

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