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Rita Ora, 'The Rock' headline 'Christmas in Washington' concert with Obama family

President Barack Obama, left, watches first lady Michelle Obama, gives performer Rita Ora, right, a hug at the closing of the taping of the annual 2014 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 14, 2014 - 3:59 PM

WASHINGTON - The Obamas are celebrating the holiday season with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker.

President Barack Obama and his family are attending the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for the Children's National Health System.

Before the concert, Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha and Malia, presented gifts, including a basket of children's books, to former patients of the centre. The six youngsters, dressed as elves, posed for portraits with the first family.

"Fast and Furious" actor Dwayne Johnson, also known as "The Rock," is hosting the concert. Other performers at the Christmas celebration include Hunter Hayes, Christina Perri and Aloe Blacc.

The program will be broadcast Friday evening on TNT.

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