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First Lady Visits Girls in Senegal

Michelle Obama told the young girls they were “role models.”

Students from an all-girls high school in Dakar, Senegal, welcomed first lady Michelle Obama Thursday morning. Mrs. Obama joined Senegal’s first lady, Marieme Sall, and the two watched a choir of girls and dancers perform to traditional drum music. Obama said education is critical to the success of a country, and the girls served as role models for others around the world. In Senegal, USA Today reports, many girls are forced to drop out of school to care for siblings or because of expensive schooling fees. President Obama, the first lady, and their children are visiting Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. In other news, Michelle Obama got an Instagram—saving the world one sepia tone at a time. 

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