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RIP First Lady Attends Hadiya Pendleton Funeral Mourners outside Pendleton's funeral on Saturday. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

First Lady Attends Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

Hundreds of mourners, including Michelle Obama, lined up on Saturday to pay respects at the funeral of Chicago high-schooler Hadiya Pendleton. Pendleton was a majorette in her school's marching band, which performed during President Obama’s inauguration celebration. She was shot in the back just days later. The funeral proved so highly attended that security guards gave out wristbands to attendees, and many were left waiting outside. The first lady's appearance was a humble one; she arrived late and quietly made her entrance through a side door. Her attendance is seen not only as a gesture of sympathy but also one in support of gun control.

February 9, 2013 12:27 PM