Politics

First Lady tours L'Aquila

First lady Michelle Obama, center, tours earthquake damage with Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, second from top left,  Juliana Olabintan Nwanze, wife of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) president Kanayo Nwanze, second from bottom left, Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second from right foreground, and others on the sidelines of the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, Thursday, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

First lady Michelle Obama, center, tours earthquake damage with Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, second from top left, Juliana Olabintan Nwanze, wife of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) president Kanayo Nwanze, second from bottom left, Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second from right foreground, and others on the sidelines of the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, Thursday, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

First Lady Michelle Obama toured damaged L'Aquila with spouses of other G8 member nations who were in town for the summit. Mrs. Obama took the same tour as her husband did on Wednesday, looking at the main plaza of L'Aquila and a former government building. About 300 people perished in the earthquake.

Mrs. Obama spent yesterday in Rome, where her girls, Malia and Sasha were spotted getting ice cream, or as the Italians call it, gelato!