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8 November 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 5:40am

Is Michelle Obama the new Diana?

Her husband could learn a lot from her free spirit.

By Mehdi Hasan

Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, who has higher approval ratings than her husband (!), takes India by storm . . . (the dancing kicks in at 0:40 seconds).

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