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The First Lady Reads "The Night Before Christmas"

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. to read "The Night Before Christmas."

First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. to read "The Night Before Christmas." Joined by daughters Malia and Sasha, along with dog Bo, the First Lady continues this tradition of visiting with patients which dates back to Bess Truman.

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Bo at the Children's National Medical Center

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with a young boy in the crowd and scratches Bo’s side while other kids reach in to pet the Obama family dog during a visit to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama visited with families at the hospital and also read a Christmas book with daughters Sasha and Malia to patients and families December 22, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)