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Michelle Obama's overseas trips

Updated 6:37 PM ET, Fri March 21, 2014
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Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shows first lady Michelle Obama how to hold a writing brush as they visit a Chinese traditional calligraphy class in Beijing on Friday, March 21. The first lady is on an official visit to expand relations between the United States and China. Click through the gallery to see her other international travels through the years. Andy Wong/Pool/Getty Images
The Obamas traveled to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania in June 2013. Here, Mrs. Obama participates in a discussion with students in Johannesburg. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
The first family joined the President on a three-day trip to Northern Ireland and Germany where he attended his fifth G-8 Summit. ARTUR WIDAK/AFP/Getty Images
The first lady traveled to South Africa in June 2011, where she met with former President Nelson Mandela at his home. The visit included stops in Pretoria, Cape Town and Gaborne, Botswana, where she spoke at the Young African Women Leaders Forum. Samantha Appleton/White House
In May 2011, the Obamas visited Dublin. It was the first stop on a six-day trip to Europe. Here, the first couple enjoy glasses of Guinness at the President's ancestral home of Moneygall, Ireland, at the famous Ollie Hayes Pub. Irish Government/Pool/Getty Images
On her first solo trip in April 2010, Mrs. Obama traveled to Mexico City where she met with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala and President Felipe Calderon. OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images
The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden made a surprise visit to Haiti in April 2010. They visited a local school and took a helicopter tour of areas distressed from that year's earthquake. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters/Landov
Mrs. Obama traveled to India with the President in 2010. The trip included a visit to the University of Mumbai, the Diwali Candle Lighting Celebration, and dinner with Prime Minister Singh Rashtrapati Bhavan. Chuck Kennedy/White House
The first lady traveled to Copenhagen to represent the United States at the International Olympic Committee session in October 2009. CHARLES DHARAPAK/AFP/Getty Images