Michelle Obama's Touching, Photogenic First Day On Instagram

The First Lady joined Instagram Thursday and has already posted five images and two videos from the presidential trip to Africa.

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"You all are role models for my daughters, which is why I brought them here today - so that they could be inspired by you just like I am." -First Lady Michelle Obama at MLK Middle School in Dakar. #FLOTUSinAfrica

5. After visiting with middle school students, the First Family visited the Slave House museum on Goree Island off the coast of Senegal, where kidnapped men, women and children were sold into slavery and forced onto ships, never to return to their homes.

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"Don't ever forget that by investing in your education, you are doing the very best thing you can do...not just for yourselves, but for your children and grandchildren." -The First Lady to students in Senegal #FLOTUSinAfrica

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