Michelle In Haiti: First Lady Visits Earthquake Ravaged Country

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April 13, 2010: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden make a surprise trip to survey the devastation in Haiti after a January 12 earthquake. See pictures of the earthquake’s aftermath here and here.

Here, Obama greets children at a center for displaced children in Port-Au-Prince.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

Haitian President Rene Preval welcomes Obama and Biden at the Presidential Palace in Port-Au-Prince.

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Preval, Obama, and Elisabeth Delatour Preval, the First Lady of Haiti, begin the tour of earthquake damage.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten and Michelle Obama survey the wreckage from a helicopter.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

Refugee camps.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

The First Lady tours a tent city.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

The streets of Port-au-Prince.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Jill Biden, Elisabeth Delatour Preval, and Michelle Obama receive flowers from children at “The Children’s Place” in Port-au-Prince. The Children’s Place, which was created by Preval, has Haitian artists work with children on art projects as part of a post-quake therapy program.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

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