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First Lady Michelle Obama In Milan: A Great American Ambassador

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First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama depart from Stansted Airport, England

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) arrives with her daughter Sasha (L) and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with her daughter Sasha and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, right, her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia disembark from a plane as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Michelle Obama has arrived in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)

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The First Lady is in Milan to meet with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife.

The First Lady and the Presidential Delegation will visit the Milan Expo 2015, tour the USA Pavilion at the Expo and participate in activities to promote efforts to support healthier families and communities.

With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo Milan is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system.

The USA pavilion is titled “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” and it showcases American leadership on global food and development issues, science and technology, climate change, nutrition and health.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, right, and her daughter Sasha disembark from a plane as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Michelle Obama has arrived in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's daughters Sasha (L) and Malia walk as they arrive at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) greets local authorities as she arrives with her daughters Sasha and Malia at Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama cooks with American kids at James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama talks at James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, Italy, as part of her European trip, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

First Lady Michelle Obama talks at James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, Italy

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Mario Batali

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama eats as she participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets a child at James Beard American Restaurant, as part of her European trip, in Milan, Italy, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses after a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Miami Heat basketball player Alonzo Mourning, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; Chef, writer and restaurateur Mario Batali pose with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama talks with Italian premier Matteo Renzi as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  At right is Renzi's wife Agnes, while behind are Michelle's daughters Malia and Sasha and her mother Marian Robinson. Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by Prime Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo’s masterpiece “The Last Supper”

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Agnese Landini, right, wife of Italian premier Matteo Renzi, and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama look at young Ester Renzi, as Italian premier Matteo Renzi, back to camera, talks with Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson during a visit at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with Ester Renzi

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) talks with Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese (R) as they arrive to visit Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting in Milan, Italy June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (C) are welcomed by Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese (R) as they arrive to visit Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting in Milan, Italy June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama embraces Agnese Landini, wife of Italian premier Matteo Renzi, while he greets her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, as she arrives at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see Leonardo's masterpiece "The Last Supper", after participating in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Behind is Mrs Obama mother Marian Robinson. Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

U.S. President's daughters Sasha, right, and Malia Obama walk in Corso Como shopping street in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan with her daughters on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP) ITALY OUT

First Daughters Sasha and Malia Obama walk in Corso Como shopping street in Milan, Italy

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama embraces a child as she participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


94 Responses to “First Lady Michelle Obama In Milan: A Great American Ambassador”


  1. June 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    “The Navy’s new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is a fully electric and railgun-like way of launching fighter jets and drones off an aircraft carrier and into the sky (distinct from the Navy’s literal railgun). A unit on the USS Gerald Ford started testing with a weighted sled earlier this month, but a recent video shows a new, impressive feat: Making a weighted sled that weighs as much as a car literally skip like a stone.

    The sled in question here appears to be the same 7,900-pound sled launched in the system’s inaugural test, but the EMALS system has the capability to scale much higher. These dead-load tests will eventually see the electromag catapult flinging payloads of 80,000 pounds, more than the average fighter jet. The system isn’t perfect yet. The first shot of yesterday’s first public test didn’t work according to the Navy Times, though after media left there were some successful fires, including the one that sent four tons of steel skipping across the water. Once its perfected, the electric EMALS system will replace the steam-powered catapults that have traditionally launched fighters off aircraft carriers, catapults that require a ton of space as well as stores of fresh water because salty sea water is too caustic to be used straight from the ocean. Whats more, those catapults couldn’t handle drones whereas these can…continued”

  2. June 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Ah Nerdy, an absolutely gorgeous collection of photos/videos/tweets, my head is sore from thinking about the work you put in to this. A really lovely record of the First Lady’s visit to Milan, enormous thanks for putting it together.

  3. June 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Dear god…

  4. 14 amk for obama
    June 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    furst,

  5. 15 MightyPamela
    June 17, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    OH!! How gorgeous are these women, all of them!! delightful, just delightful! The Europeans are capable of recognizing beauty, much to their credit. Unlike the pitiful American types who only look to criticize, rather than delight!! I adore these pics!! ❤ ❤ ❤ FLOTUS takes my breath away each and every time!!

  6. 17 Dudette
    June 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hi There!

  7. June 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

  8. 19 Dudette
    June 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Guess y’all already heard Trump had to astroturf his announcement speech with paid actors! LOL! More comedy gold! 😆 😀

  9. 27 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful FLOTUS & girls; gorgeous pics! Thanks Nerdy for this amazing collection featuring our FLOTUS & First daughters’ day in Milan! 🙂

  10. 28 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Our First Daughters have the fashion magazines/industry going wild these last couple of days… 🙂 🙂

  11. June 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    The First Lady and First Daughters look so lovely. Simply beautiful.

  12. June 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

  13. June 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm
  14. June 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Wanted: One woman, deeply representative of American democracy. Her image will appear on millions of U.S. currency notes beginning in 2020. U.S. law mandates that she must also rank among the dead. Late Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced that a long-planned redesign of the $10 bill will feature a number of security upgrades designed to complicate the work of counterfeiters. Oh, and it will also include another little change too: The image of a still-to-be named American woman, something that has not been featured on U.S. paper currency since the 19th century. (Right now, Sacagawea appears on the dollar coin.) When it comes to the new $10 bill, the Treasury Department envisions a shiny happy contest, online and off, in which millions of Americans will nominate the woman they believe belongs on the $10. But with only some of the criteria difficult to debate – she must be American and no longer alive – and the remainder about as subjective as they come – a figure representative of democracy and our nation’s values – get ready for all manner of ideological debates and rivalries to begin.

    Officially, the woman who will be featured on the nation’s new $10 bill will be selected later this year after Americans get their chance to weigh in on which woman and images best represent the spirit of American democracy at town hall meetings, online via a special Treasury Department Web site and using the hashtag #thenew10 on social media. Yes, that does mean Twitter. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told reporters Wednesday night that he will likely discuss options suggested by the public with President Obama (who just may hear a few words on the new $10 from a certain woman named Michelle). But Lew will ultimately make the final decision. The content of most U.S. currency lies within the purview of the treasury secretary. The $1 bill is the only exception…continued”

  15. June 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet!!

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      I was just going to write “Sweet” when I noticed you had already. What the heck:

      Sweet!

  16. 40 No Child Left Behind
    June 17, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    If I were a 21-year old man, I’ll give 10,000 cows for these young and beautiful women!

  17. 44 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    LMAO – So Jeb Bush went on Jimmy Fallon to “slow jam the news.” It’s amazing how these GOPers claim to hate PBO so much, yet they try to imitate him at every opportunity. Sorry Jeb, but no amount of slow jamming on Jimmy Fallon will help your candidacy. #FAIL.

    • June 17, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Watch to see if Jeb! wife isn’t doing the evolution of mom dance next.

    • 46 COS
      June 17, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      I also saw him campaignng in someone’s yard. This also has PBO’s signature written on it.

      • 47 hopefruit2
        June 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm

        David Axelrod has been all over the damn place blabbing out PBO’s campaign strategies and techniques…so of course, the Republicans have copied it all. They couldn’t wait to get their grubby & grimy little paws on PBO’s Campaign Manual!

        • 48 carolyn
          June 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm

          They can copy the actions all they want, it won’t help. They don’t have the authentic candidate which is why the strategies worked. Thinking about lumpy Jeb trying to slow-jam the news is a joke. He can’t do anything that cool……he is uptight, boring and graceless. He can copy all he wants…….he and his group are too stupid to know it’s not the strategies, it’s the person.

  18. June 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Thankful for you and your brilliant work always, Nerdy Wonka. Spectacular roundup here — how do you do it?

  19. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted yet:

  20. 56 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Hey amk…

  21. June 17, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Looking for twenty year old white male in Charleston S.C. who shoot about eight people in a black church. I got this info from Lawrence O’Donnell.

  22. June 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    In case it hasn’t been posted: Shooting at an AME church in SC. Suspect a white male, ~21 y/o, clean shaven.

  23. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    the mass shooting in Charleston SC is taking hate to a new level – I feel a big load on my heart

  24. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    some people are tweeting out a photo of a man being led away by police in handcuffs; claims are that he is the suspect in the shooting;

    this is escalating

    • June 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      I read that it’s a false arrest; a photographer, not the suspect.

      • 67 globalcitizenlinda
        June 17, 2015 at 11:41 pm

        thanks for the clarification; I did not share any of the tweets that I saw with a photo because I remembered how the first reports are usually wrong when people are working hard to be the first to “break the news”

  25. June 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I just saw a butcher on TV slicing bacon at Thum in Vienna and I may have to make a pilgrimage.

  26. 69 desertflower
    June 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

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  28. 71 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

  29. 73 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm

  30. 74 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  31. 75 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    CNN is reporting multiple fatalities. This is still a developing story – so much or even all of that may not be accurate. I’m hoping it is NOT.

  32. June 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    reports of 8 dead. Jesus.

  33. 77 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

  34. 78 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    This doesn’t sound good. At all. 😦 😦 I’m still hoping that this is just rumor…but I’m not very confident at this point.

  35. 79 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

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  37. June 17, 2015 at 11:32 pm

  38. 82 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:35 pm

  39. 83 desertflower
    June 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Bomb threat has been called into the Embassy Suites downtown Charleston….per Channel 5 news in Charleston

  40. 84 Nena20409
    June 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm

  41. 87 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    But, but, but Bernie sez..racism is over…

  42. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I am all messed up monitoring and thinking about the shooting in Charleston SC – what has the world come to??

  43. June 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  44. 90 FoxfireTX
    June 17, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Nerdy, can’t think you enough for this wonderful compilation! Been away from my computer and coming on to see all of these gorgeous photos and videos just made my day! Love the photos of the girls shopping, it’s fun to see them being teenagers. Hard to believe when I think back to 2007-2008. But they are growing up to be gorgeous young women. No surprise given their parentage:-) Again, thank you for this!

  45. June 18, 2015 at 12:05 am

  46. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

  47. 94 idon
    June 18, 2015 at 1:48 am

    The Pastor of the chucrh died and he was a state senator. This is very very bad.


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