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Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls

Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls

Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls. In return, the U.S. first lady spoke from the heart about the role education played in her remarkable rise from a tough working-class environment, and the need for girl students to fight discrimination and cut their own proud swath in the world. "The world needs more girls like you growing up to lead our parliaments and our board rooms and our courtrooms and our universities," Obama said, visibly moved. "We need you." She came to...

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