Ghana Claims Michelle As A Favorite Daughter

08/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The entire population of Labadi and Labone, poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of this capital city's center, seemed to be flowing in one direction. Everyone was scurrying toward a single local landmark -- a two-story yam-colored building: La General Hospital. The president of the United States and first lady Michelle Obama were due to arrive there in a few hours on Saturday morning. A tide of people was advancing, moving with optimism and pride.

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