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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Michelle Obama: It's very rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the United States -- By Charlie Spiering, The Washington Examiner

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, center left, her daughters Malia, right, Sasha, left, Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, second left, pose for photos with Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, second right, at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason.

"It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China."

Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first lady, Peng Liyuan.

Obama also praised the relationship between the United States and China, and thanked her hosts.

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