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Michelle Obama and her daughters visit Berlin Wall, Holocaust memorial

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First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha (right) and Malia visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany, on June 19, 2013.

While President Obama was attending the G-8 summit, Malia, Sasha, and Michelle Obama hit the tourist trail, taking in an Irish dancing performance and exploring their Irish roots. NBC's Annabel Roberts reports.

First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters toured some of Berlin's most iconic sites on Wednesday as President Obama prepared to make a major speech at the Brandenburg Gate. The first family landed in the German capital on Tuesday evening to a red carpet and honor guard welcome.

Barack Obama's half sister, Auma Obama, who lived in Germany for many years, joined Michelle, Malia and Sasha as they paid respects at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and visited a remaining segment of the Berlin Wall. 

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Video: First Lady, daughters lay flowers along Berlin Wall

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The first family disembarks from Air Force One at Berlin Tegel airport on June 18, 2013.

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Michelle Obama hugs her daughter Sasha as they arrive to visit the Holocaust Memorial.

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Michelle Obama visits the Berlin Wall memorial Bernauer Strasse with her husband's half sister Auma Obama (2nd right) and Joachim Sauer (3rd right), the husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Michelle Obama lays flowers at the Berlin Wall memorial in Bernauer Street.

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Sasha, left, and Malia look through a crack in the remains of the Berlin Wall.