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International Women of Courage Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Departmentin Washington, D.C.,

March 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom at the Department of State today to honor recipients of the International Women of Courage Award.

"This is the sixth time that I’ve had the pleasure of attending this event, and it is one of the highlights of my year because I always walk away feeling inspired by these women, determined to reflect their courage in my own life,” Mrs. Obama said. “And I know I’m not alone in that feeling because every day, with every life they touch and every spirit they raise, these women are creating ripples that stretch across the globe."

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