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Little girl takes a tumble over President Obama's dog

5:43 PM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs. (Photo: Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)
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(USA TODAY) -- A little accident at today's showing of the White House decorations, but everything is okay.


A little girl took a tumble backwards while greeting President Obama's pet dog Sunny, but could later be seen hugging the presidential pooch.

Witness accounts differ. Some say the girl -- identified as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala. -- lost her balance; other say Sunny may have bumped her.

First lady Michelle Obama, who was conducting a tour of the new White House holiday decorations, helped the little girl up after restraining Sunny.

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