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Michelle Obama, Sasha, visit Maryland State House, US Naval Academy

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday took daughter Sasha, 9 and some relatives on a sightseeing tour of Annapolis, including the Maryland State House and the U.S. Naval Academy.


"She took tours of both places as part of a historical and educational visit of Annapolis. At the statehouse she met with the governor and the speaker of the house. At the naval academy she met the superintendent and the commandant," said Semonti Stephens, a spokesman for Mrs. Obama.

From the Baltimore Sun:

"First Lady Michelle Obama, 9-year-old daughter Sasha, a young niece and other relatives toured Maryland's historic State House on Tuesday.

"Gov. Martin O'Malley greeted the family, said O'Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec, and gave Sasha, the niece and a 2-year-old girl in the group Salisbury Pewter pill boxes engraved with the state seal. Obama's sister-in-law was also in attendance.

"Maryland State Archivist Edward C. Papenfuse led a 45-minute private tour of the capitol and grounds. Secret Service restricted access to the capitol building during the event, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and kept media and passers-by at a distance."

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Peasants clear the PUBLIC square!

Washington Post: Police also cleared 50 bystanders from a public square and then moved them even further away -- to a roadway median more than 600 yards from the State House -- in anticipation of the Obamas exit to their motorcade.

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