A replica of the White House rendered in gingerbread, with a miniature version of family dog, Bo, is seen in the State Dining Room.
A replica of the White House rendered in gingerbread, with a miniature version of family dog, Bo, is seen in the State Dining Room. Abaca Press/MCT
A replica of the White House rendered in gingerbread, with a miniature version of family dog, Bo, is seen in the State Dining Room. Abaca Press/MCT

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