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Michelle Obama, NATO spouses visit youth center

/ 05:38 AM May 21, 2012

US first lady Michelle Obama. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

CHICAGO — First lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of NATO heads of state dropped by a Chicago youth center where they watched a hip-hop aerobics class for children.

Obama spent about two hours at the Gary Komer Youth Center on Sunday, giving an inspirational talk to the children. She says they shouldn’t be afraid of failing. The first lady and other dignitaries also watched a cooking demonstration and gospel performance and visited the center’s rooftop garden.

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Obama, who is known for her efforts to improve children’s fitness, was asked whether she wanted to join in the hip-hop aerobics class, but she declined, pointing and smiling at her dress and heels.

The first lady is hosting several gatherings in her hometown for the NATO leaders’ spouses, including a dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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