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Cultural Exchange: Obama Women Land in China

Michelle Obama's week-long visit aims to promote education and cultural ties.
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First lady Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing on Thursday, beginning a hotly anticipated week-long visit during which she will promote education and cultural ties.

Obama, who is accompanied on the trip by her daughters and her mother, is expected to spend Friday with China's charismatic first lady, Peng Liyuan, who is admired at home as both a glamorous songstress and fashion icon.

Image: First Lady Michelle Obama Travels to China - Day 1
First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson, and daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport on March 20, 2014.Feng Li / Getty Images

Besides Beijing, the Obamas will visit the western historic city of Xi'an and the southern city of Chengdu, where they will visit a panda reserve.

— Reuters

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