Michelle Obama meets Cambodian students in girls' education push

March 21, 2015 4:10 AM

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Michelle Obama was greeted by flag-waving schoolchildren Saturday during the first trip by a sitting First Lady to Cambodia as she pushes a US-led initiative to combat a “crisis” in girls’ education.

Obama visited a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap with Bun Rany, the wife of Cambodian strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, to hear first hand from schoolgirls about the problems they face accessing education and staying in school.

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