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Michelle Obama: A Voice For Women In The White House

04/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

If one woman symbolizes International Women's Day for Americans, and black American women in particular, it's Michelle Obama, the successful career-woman and mother of two who six weeks ago became First Lady.

Obama, who turned 45 days before her husband Barack was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States in January, is hugely popular in the United States.

Nearly half of Americans -- 49 percent -- have a favorable opinion of her, according to a recent poll by the New York Times/CBS.

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