Some Saudi Officials Avoid Shaking Hands With Michelle Obama

January 28, 2015 1:37 PM

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Some Saudi Officials Avoid Shaking Hands With Michelle Obama

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and a long, brightly colored jacket – but no headscarf.

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