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Ticket pic of the week: Here's one Obama who's shovel-ready

June 18, 2011 |  4:32 pm

Michelle Obama wields a shovel building a new playground in Washington 6-15-11

You know, maybe as the photographer you want to stand back a little bit farther.

First Lady Michelle Obama doesn't look too happy this week as she helps build a school playground in Washington.

However, this coming week she is taking her mother and two daughters on a weeklong visit to Africa, with stops and public events in South Africa and Botswana and including a private safari experience.

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Photo: Yuri Gripas / Reuters (Michelle Obama works on a school playground in Washington, June 15).

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