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Michelle Obama Says It's 'Very Rare' For Her to Travel Overseas, While She Is Traveling Overseas

During her trip to China, First Lady Michelle Obama said an odd thing to the children of that country who the government allowed to visit with her.

During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason.

"It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China."

Rare? The facts argue otherwise. CNN has a photo gallery of FLOTUS' overseas trips. Since becoming First Lady in 2009, Michelle Obama has visited Africa (2013), Northern Ireland and Germany, South Africa (2011), Mexico City, Haiti, India, Copenhagen. Those are official visits, at a rate of more than two overseas trips per year.

Mrs. Obama has also taken a series of overseas vacations that include trips to Spain and France, as well as vacations within the United States in Aspen, Colorado and Hawaii.