Michelle Obama Meets With Nelson Mandela

    In this photo provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, US First Lady Michelle Obama, left, with former South African President Nelson Mandela, at this home, in Houghton, South Africa.  First lady Michelle Obama and her family met with Nelson Mandela during a private visit at the former South African president's home. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, were viewing some of Mandela's personal papers at his foundation Tuesday when according to White House officials, he sent word that he wanted to meet them. It was Mrs. Obama's first meeting with the prisoner-turned-president. (AP Photo/ Debbie Yazbek, Nelson Mandela Foundation) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Debbie Yazbek, Nelson Mandela Foundation / AP Photo

    Michelle Obama met with former South African President Nelson Mandela at his home on Tuesday as part of a weeklong visit to the continent. This is the second trip the first lady has made without her husband, and she told one greeter that the president was "pouty" about missing out on the visit. The Obamas first met Mandela and his wife back in 2006 (Mandela has a framed photo of their first meeting in his office). Accompanied by her mother, daughters Malia and Sasha, as well as her nephew and niece, Michelle is visiting the continent to continue reaching out to young people and focus on reducing the threat of AIDS, particularly in South Africa. She is scheduled to go to Botswana on Friday, where she will meet with other top leaders and continue her community service activities.

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