First lady Michelle Obama spoke before presenting the 2010 National Medals for Museum and Library Science, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.
First lady Michelle Obama gestured during the 2010 National Medals for Museum and Library Service presentation ceremony December 17, 2010 at the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Five museums and five libraries were 'chosen for their innovative approaches to public service, and for their success in improving communities and making a difference in peoples' lives,' according to a White House press release.
First lady Michelle Obama helped sort toys donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. With nine days until Christmas, Obama joined about a dozen Marines in sorting some of the 100,000 toys that have been donated to children in need in the Washington, DC, area.
A view of the first lady's boots. [photos by Getty Images and AP Photo]