Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit South Africa

Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit South Africa
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 21, 2011

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The First Lady and her daughters Malia and Sasha, arrive in Pretoria, South Africa. They will be heading to Johannesburg to begin their week-long trip.

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Our First Lady and her daughters visit Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama walks with Nelson Mandela’s wife Graca Machel while she visits the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama speaks to a child who appears to have a shy look on her face.

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Michelle Obama dances with children during her visit to the Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg.

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Michelle Obama and daughters dance with children and caretakers at the Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia, take time to read a story to the children of Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Malia and Sasha are embraced by children at the Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Our First Lady, with her daughters Sasha and Malia, visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Singing Children greet Michelle Obama and her daughters when they arrived at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, South Africa.

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Our First Lady walks with children as she visits a community center in Johannesburg.

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Michelle Obama and her daughters march in place with the children at the Emthonjeni Community Center.

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The First Lady walks Sibongile Mazibuko, director, of the Vhuthilo Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama plants spinach as she gardens during a community service project at Vhuthilo Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Mrs. Obama shares a moment with the members of the Vhuthilo Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama poses for a photo with young women leaders during her visit to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

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The First Lady is embraced by an audience member after she addressed the Young African Women Leaders Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The First Lady joins a discussion at the Young African Youth Leaders Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama speaks at Regina Mundi Church and addresses the Young African Women Leaders Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The First Lady and Desmond Tutu do pushups as they participate in youth activities to raise HIV awareness in South Africa.

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Michelle Obama and her family are welcomed by traditional dancers when they arrived in Gaborone, Botswana.

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Michelle Obama and her daughters arrive at the airport to prepare for a flight to Botswana.

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Michelle Obama and her family are welcomed by traditional dancers when they arrived in Gaborone, Botswana.

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The First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia listen to their guide during a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.

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Michelle Obama, her daughters and family, explore the land in South Africa.

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Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia share a close moment as they listen to their tour guide during their safari tour.

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Michelle Obama waves goodbye as she boards the plane to end her trip to South Africa.