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Michelle Obama Does Sit-ups, Push-ups and Plays Soccer With...Desmond Tutu


"You guys are going to show us some soccer moves...Are you ready to?"

No, folks. It's not an Onion headline. Yesterday, while on a trip to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama did sit-ups, push-ups and kicked around a soccer ball with the nearly-80-year-old Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and local  children. Obama, who seemed to truly enjoy herself, encouraged the kids to make safe and healthy choices. ABC News has more:

When Tutu introduced the first lady, he announced that she was a VIP, but then he also told each of the children in attendance that they were all VSPs, which the kids rightly guessed meant "very special persons."

The first lady said her co-host, a famed leader in the fight for racial equality in South Africa, was a special man.

"Well, Archbishop Tutu, I think you're a VSP, too," she said, laughing. "You guys are going to show us some soccer moves. ... Are you ready to? We might show you our moves.

Watch the two engage in athletic exercises below:

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