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President Obama supervises an Easter egg roll on the White House South Lawn. (credit: Pete Souza)

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** FILE ** A religious statue stands in the fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point after a Nor'easter snowstorm on Nov. 8, 2012, in New York. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Workers use heavy machinery spread sand in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, N.J. A nor'easter smacked the storm-ravaged Jersey shore a week and half after Superstorm Sandy wrecked many of its beaches, dunes and boardwalks, and left low-lying communities newly vulnerable to flooding, wind damage and power outages. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Patrons are directed away from the Long Island Railroad as service is suspended on Nov. 7, 2012, due to an approaching nor'easter sweeping the same regions hit by Superstorm Sandy more than a week ago. (Associated Press)

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Ben Colontonio talks on his cell phone wrapped in a blanket donated by the American Red Cross as a Nor'easter approaches in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Volunteers Chris Braistch center, huddles with National Guardsmen and fellow volunteer Zach Vorisek as they plan a route to distribute donated blankets to residents without power as a nor'easter approached in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A message about Superstorm Sandy on a wooden board is half covered by snow the morning after a nor'easter storm rolled through the already damaged beachfront town of Point Pleasant, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The New York-New Jersey region woke up to a layer of wet snow and more power outages after a nor'easter pushed back efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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A fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point is shown after a Nor'easter snow, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in New York. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Volunteers Chris Braitsch, left, Karina Ayubi unload blankets donated by the American Red Cross as a Nor'easter approaches in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J., a town that was flooded during the storm and where some residents were still without power. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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** FILE ** A religious statue stands in the fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point after a Nor'easter snowstorm on Nov. 8, 2012, in New York. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (Associated Press)

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Damon Rasinya carts debris Nov. 8, 2012, from his family home past the fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point in New York after a Nor'easter snowstorm. The beachfront neighborhood was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes. (Associated Press)

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Bill Klipp of Florida works on cleaning out his father's flood-damaged home on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Brick, N.J. The city is ordering mandatory evacuations in advance of an approaching nor'easter and in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Bill Klipp of Florida works on cleaning out his father's flood-damaged home on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Brick, N.J. The city is ordering mandatory evacuations in advance of an approaching nor'easter and in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Umbrellas were everywhere in New York's Times Square on Sunday as a spring nor'easter brought consistent rain to a rain-starved East Coast. (Associated Press)

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Umbrellas were everywhere in New York's Times Square on Sunday as a spring nor'easter brought consistent rain to a rain-starved East Coast. (Associated Press)

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Jacob England, 19, (left) and Alvin Watts, 32, were arraigned Monday in an Easter weekend shooting spree that in Tulsa, Okla., that left three black men dead and two wounded. (Tulsa, Okla. Police Department via The Tulsa World)

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Art Menendez (left) and Javern Carothers, of Costa Mesa, Calif., raise their hands in prayer during the Surf City Alive Easter sunrise service in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Orange County Register via Associated Press)

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Pope Benedict XVI, holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a hushed and darkened St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 7, 2012, to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service. Except for the twinkle of camera flashes, the basilica was almost pitch-black as the thousands of faithful in pews awaited Benedict's arrival Saturday night. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Pope Benedict XVI, holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a hushed and darkened St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 7, 2012, to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service. Except for the twinkle of camera flashes, the basilica was almost pitch-black as the thousands of faithful in pews awaited Benedict's arrival Saturday night. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The National Retail Federation has found that the 82 percent of Americans who celebrate Easter will spend a total of $16.8 billion on food, decorations and apparel this year. (Orange County Register via Associated Press)