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  • Michelle Obama and Bo Pose For An Official Portrait

    First lady Michelle Obama is seen in this official White House portrait with the Obama family's pet dog, Bo.
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  • Lets Move! Michelle Obama's Exercise Initiative

    On her first solo trip to Africa, US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia visited former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton.
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  • Lets Move! Michelle Obama's Exercise Initiative

    On her first solo trip to Africa, US First Lady Michelle Obama and former president Nelson Mandela view his newest book titled "Nelson Mandela by Himself." at his home in Houghton.
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    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host their first state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, of India, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Nov. 24, 2009.
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  • Covergirl Michelle Obama

    March 17, 2009 -- First lady Michelle Obama, left, graces O magazine alongside Oprah Winfrey on the April 2009 cover, available on newsstands March 17, 2009. It is the first time anyone besides Oprah herself, has appeared on the cover of O.
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    March 16, 2009 -- Michelle Obama is featured in the "Style Issue" of the <a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/03/michelle-obam-1.html" target='external'>The New Yorker</a>. The cover, called "Michelle O.," was illustrated by famed French artist Jen-Claude Floch. The issue also features a short article called "Baring Arms" as well as photographs of Michelle Obama's designers.
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    March 2009 – The woman often called the "First Lady of Fashion" appeared in a silk magenta dress by Jason Wu on the cover of the fashion bible Vogue. Almost every first lady since Lou Hoover has appeared in the magazine, but Michelle Obama is only the second to appear on the cover. Hillary Clinton was the first.
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    February 2009 – The Australian Women's Weekly featured Barack and Michelle Obama in their cover story, "Inside the Obama Marriage."
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    January 2009 – In the January 2009 collector's issue of Essence magazine, the new president and first lady appear separately on dual covers. The magazine, featuring a glamorous photograph of Michelle Obama, has a 56-page tribute to the Obamas called "Celebrating a Dream."
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    Dec. 1, 2008 – Newsweek profiled the first lady after her family moved into the White House. With the headline, "The Meaning of Michelle," this no-nonsense cover contrasts sharply with her colorful Newsweek cover from February of the same year.
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    September 2008 – The future first lady strikes a serious pose for Radar magazine in this September 2008 issue. In the cover story, entitled "What's So Scary About Michelle Obama?" the magazine discusses the first lady's favorability, or lack thereof, among voters at the time.
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    September 2008 – Michelle Obama appeared alongside her husband in this issue of Ladies' Home Journal. The interview with Barack and Michelle Obama covered the couple's marriage, their daughters and Michelle's future role at the White House.
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    September 2008 -- Photographer Matthew Rolston photographed Michelle Obama in a striking, hot pink dress for this issue of More magazine. The magazine, which targets women over 40, was seen by some as an appeal to subscribers who had previously supported Hillary Clinton.
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    September 2008 – Ebony magazine featured Michelle Obama in an 11-page spread and one-on-one interview with Ebony Creative Director Harriette Cole.
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    July 21, 2008 – In perhaps one of the most controversial magazine covers of the year, a <a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/07/obama-new-yorke.html" target='external'>satirical image of Michelle Obama</a> appeared on this issue of The New Yorker clad in fatigues, toting a rifle, and sporting an Afro while she "fist bumps" her husband. The illustration, called "The Politics of Fear," was created by illustrator Barry Blitt and caused a firestorm of controversy as soon as it hit the shelves.
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  • Covergirl Michelle Obama

    June 19, 2008 -- It may come as no surprise that the popular political couple has appeared on the cover of celebrity magazines like Us Weekly. The magazine came under fire for alleged bias after issuing this cover story, "Why Barack Loves Her" when a later cover story featuring Sarah Palin was titled "Babies, Lies, and Scandals."
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    Feb. 25, 2008 -- In this issue of Newsweek, Michelle Obama shows off her <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6986019" target='external'>now-famous arms</a>. The article inside, "Barack's Rock" profiled the future first lady throughout the road to the White House.
    Newsweek
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