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Jan. 20 — Inauguration Day

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The soon-to-be first lady looks on as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th U.S. president.

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Jan. 20 — Inauguration Night

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The president and first lady arrive at the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

Jan. 21

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Attending the National Prayer Service in Washington, D.C. with Vice President Biden.

Feb. 3

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Reading The Moon Over the Star to the second-grade class of Capital City Public Charter School.

Feb. 5

Always the gentleman: President Barack Obama pulls a chair out for first lady Michelle Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2009.
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Always the gentleman: President Barack Obama pulls a chair out for first lady Michelle Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2009.
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A gentlemanly gesture at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 6

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Waving to the audience while attending an event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 8

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Walking across the South Lawn of the White House on a return trip from Camp David.

Feb. 10

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Making a visit to the non-profit organization Mary's Center in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 11

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At Ford's Theater reopening celebration in Washington, D.C. 

Feb. 13

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Preparing to board Air Force One for a weekend trip to Chicago with the famliy.

Feb. 14

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Closing out a Valentine's Day dinner with the president.

Feb. 16

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Returning to the White House after spending Presidents Day weekend in Chicago.

Feb. 18

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Attending a performance in the White House's East Room for middle school children in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 19

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Speaking to employees during a visit to the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 20

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Arriving at the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. to speak with employees about working with the Obama administration.

Feb. 22

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Talking with White House chefs and Social Secretary Desiree Rogers about the menu for the 2009 Governors' Dinner.

Feb. 23

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Entertaining U.S. governors in the White House's East Room after a meal at the Governors' Dinner.

Feb. 24

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A quick wave goes out to President Obama before before he addresses a joint meeting of the two legislative houses at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 25

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Making opening remarks while co-hosting an evening of celebration in honor of musician Stevie Wonder's receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the East Room of the White House.

March 3

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Taking pictures with veterans Alyce Dixon and Ester P. Corcoran at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center.

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March 5

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Giving a speech at an event at Miriam's Kitchen, a housing provider for Washington, D.C.'s homeless men and women.

March 7

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A stroll before heading to Camp David.

March 8

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At a birthday celebration for Sen. Kennedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

March 11

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Attending the annual Tribute to International Women of Courage Award at the State Department.

March 12

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Delivering an animated reading of The Cat in the Hat to children at the Prager Child Development Center at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C.

March 17

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Speaking with attendees at an event sponsored by YouthBuild AmeriCorps.

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March 19

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Holding a roundtable discussion with Anacostia High School students during Women's History Month. 

March 20

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Groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden.

March 21

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Walking arm-in-arm before boarding Marine One for a weekend trip to Camp David.

March 31 — Washington, D.C.

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Preparing to board Marine One for a trip to the G-20 Summit in London.

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March 31 — London, England

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Arriving at Stansted International Airport outside London after an in-flight wardrobe change.

April 1

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Posing for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

STANLEY CROUCH: Michelle, Our Belle. 

April 2

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Visiting the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Secondary School in Borough of Islington London during the G-20 Summit.

April 3 — Strasbourg, France

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Waving to the crowd at the Palais Rohan following a visit with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

DAYO OLOPADE: What Sojourner Truth and Michelle Obama have in common. 

April 3 — Baden Baden, Germany

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The spouses' evening at the opening of the NATO summit in Baden Baden.

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April 4 — Strasbourg, France

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Smiling at French counterpart Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after arriving at Rohan Palace.

April 5 — Prague, Czech Republic

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Walking off stage after an address at Hradcany Square in Prague.

April 7

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Waxy Michelle is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C.

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April 9

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Planting seedlings in the Kitchen Garden, along with children from Bancroft Elementary school, on the South Lawn of the White House.  

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April 12

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Attending St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. on Easter Sunday.

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April 13

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Enjoying the festivities at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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April 21

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Attending an event at the Seed School.

STANLEY CROUCH: Michelle, Our Belle. 

April 23

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'Take Your Child to Work Day' event at the East Room of the White House.

April 28

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An unveiling ceremony for the bust of Sojourner Truth in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

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April 29

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Speaking at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.

First Lady Official Portrait

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Michelle Obama stands poised in the Blue Room of the White House for the first digitally captured official first lady portrait.

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