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First lady Michelle Obama was not in Washington on Tuesday, but one might have thought so from the commotion on F Street.

A likeness of the first lady was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax museum, with all of the fanfare that typically follows Obama in real life. A line stretched down the block outside the museum by noon, while inside, a circus of media and visitors swarmed around the exhibit for its grand opening.

Dressed in a custom-designed red sleeveless dress and black cardigan, the life-size wax figure stands in the museum's replica Oval Office. The figure is beside President Obama's likeness, which was unveiled in February 2008. Read full article »

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