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In pictures: Michelle Obama tries ping pong, calligraphy in China

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, third from right, her daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, second from right, are greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from left, and his wife Peng Liyuan, left, at the Diaoyutai State guest house in Beijing, China Friday, March 21, 2014. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with excited students who were building robots and tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a tour of a Beijing high school.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Malia (R), Sasha (L), Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, (2nd L), pose for photos with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and his wife Peng Liyuan (2nd R), at the Diaoyutai State guest house in Beijing March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, second from left, her mother Marian Robinson, left, share a light moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife Peng Liyuan after a photo session at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday, March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State guest house in Beijing March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon arrival for a visit to the Beijing Normal School, a school which prepares students for university abroad, in Beijing, March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plays table tennis during her visit of Beijing Normal School, in Beijing March 21, 2014.

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Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, demonstrates to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama how to hold a writing brush as they visit a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, in Beijing, March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (2nd L), and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, watch students demonstrating a remote-controlled robot, at the Beijing Normal School, March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (2nd L) and her mother Marian Robinson pose with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as they visit Forbidden City in Beijing March 21, 2014.

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