Michelle Promotes Young, Gifted African Leaders

PRETORIA, South Africa — First lady Michelle Obama is beginning a goodwill visit to sub-Saharan Africa and Botswana, accompanied by her two daughters, a niece, a nephew and her mom. Throughout the week, the first lady will promote youth leadership, education and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. She is shown here with participants during breakout sessions at the Young African Youth Leaders Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa,on June 22. Charles Dharapak/AFP.