Michelle Obama tours China

Michelle Obama tours China

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The U.S. first lady is visiting China with her mother and two daughters as part of a week-long trip to promote education and cultural ties.

During the tour, Michelle Obama has seen the Great Wall, the historic city of Xi'an with its terracotta warriors, and the southern city of Chengdu – where she tried out some tai chi.

. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Reuters photographer Petar Kujundzic documented key moments of the trip, including the family's visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

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A security guard for Michelle Obama stands beside a man wearing the costume of an ancient Chinese warrior.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A security guard for Michelle Obama stands beside a man wearing the costume of an ancient Chinese warrior.

Michelle Obama and her daughters climb the steps at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.
. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Michelle Obama and her daughters climb the steps at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.

The U.S. first lady practices tai chi with students at Chengdu No. 7 High School during her visit to Chengdu, Sichuan province.
. CHENGDU, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

The U.S. first lady practices tai chi with students at Chengdu No. 7 High School during her visit to Chengdu, Sichuan province.

She jumps rope as she visits the City Wall in Xi'an.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

She jumps rope as she visits the City Wall in Xi'an.

Obama watches a man hold an eagle kite during her visit to the ancient city.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Obama watches a man hold an eagle kite during her visit to the ancient city.

The U.S. first lady dances with folk performers at the City Wall in Xi'an.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

The U.S. first lady dances with folk performers at the City Wall in Xi'an.

Obama hugs her daughters Malia and Sasha as they watch a folk dance.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Obama hugs her daughters Malia and Sasha as they watch a folk dance.

Obama and her daughters visit the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Obama and her daughters visit the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

She talks to American children visiting China on their spring break in front of a building at the Summer Palace in Beijing.
. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

She talks to American children visiting China on their spring break in front of a building at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Obama sits in an English class with students at Chengdu No. 7 High School.
. CHENGDU, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Obama sits in an English class with students at Chengdu No. 7 High School.

The U.S. first lady laughs as she and students attend an online discussion with American youth at Peking University in Beijing.
. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

The U.S. first lady laughs as she and students attend an online discussion with American youth at Peking University in Beijing.

The first lady and U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus (rear, third left) attend a roundtable meeting on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

The first lady and U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus (rear, third left) attend a roundtable meeting on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Obama waves as she leaves for Chengdu after her visit to Xi'an.
. XI'AN, China. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Obama waves as she leaves for Chengdu after her visit to Xi'an.