The Obama family's body language struck me in this photo differently than in the 100s of others I've seen of them in this first day of the DNC. Probably because I grew up in a home with my mom and little sister, I really see Michelle Obama as a mother in this frame, arms wrapped around her children in the middle of all of this chaos. I can't imagine what it would be like to be so young and exposed to such an enormous national spotlight.
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Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, brings daughters Malia (L) and Sasha on stage at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on August 25, 2008.