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Photos: First lady plants White House garden

Updated 4:42 PM ET, Thu April 4, 2013
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First lady Michelle Obama and a group of students from across the country planted the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn on Thursday, April 4. Emilio Vega of Bradenton, Florida, left, and Ariana Docanto of Somerville, Massachusetts, plant wheat alongside the first lady. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
This is the fifth time Obama has invited students to help plant the garden. This year, the students came from schools in Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Vermont that have "made exceptional improvements to school lunches," the White House said. Win McNamee/Getty Images
The students line up to get the first lady's autograph on their shirts. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama signs a student's shirt. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Nolan Deep of Milton, Vermont, left, and Kaila Bourne of Knoxville, Tennessee, help the first lady plant spinach. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
The first lady chats with the students. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama shares a packet of seeds with Ariana Docanto of Somerville, Massachusetts. Win McNamee/Getty Images
The first lady embraces two of her fellow gardeners. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Obama says goodbye to the students after their day in the garden. Win McNamee/Getty Images