The US first lady addressed a group of Peking University students while on a tour of China to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.
The White House has filled Michelle Obama's seating area at the State of the Union address with people who represent issues important to her.
The White House says US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to Nelson Mandela.
From Senegal to South Africa to Tanzania, we track how the first lady of fashion chose her outfits during the Obama's visit to the African continent.
President Jacob Zuma drew parallels between US President Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela during the head of state's visit to the country.
US President Barack Obama's South African schedule does not include a visit to former president Nelson Mandela, who is critically ill in hospital.
Barack Obama will be coming to South Africa as the president of the US for the first time at the end of June as part of a presidential tour.
Over one million Americans attended the second swearing in of Barack Obama as US president. A grand parade and glamorous balls marked the event.
The biggest questions around the US president's inaugural celebrations have not been about what Barack Obama would say but what his wife would wear.
US President Barack Obama says his wife Michelle's new hairstyle was the most "significant" event over the weekend of his second inauguration.
First lady Michelle Obama has urged American voters to give her husband four more years to fix the struggling US economy.
photographer Lisa Skinner offers up her top images of the year, which include photographing a dominatrix as well as Michelle Obama's visit to South Africa.