Michelle Obama posts throw back Instagram photo

1:05 PM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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Who's that charming couple in the old photo? It's POTUS and FLOTUS on Mrs. Obama's Instagram page.

First lady Michelle Obama may be new to Instagram and other social media, but she seems to be picking up on the latest hashtag trend just fine. Or at least someone on her staff is.

Turns out she has nodding familiarity with "Throwback Thursday," or #tbt, when people with nothing better to do post old pictures of themselves on their online spaces. On Thursday, Mrs. O posted on her new Instagram page a two-decade-old photo of herself and Barack Obama, possibly from around the time in 1992 that they got married.

He looks pretty much the same; she looks a lot like their 15-year-old daughter Malia. They look like they're standing in some kind of junk yard. It's probably a photographic illusion, but she also looks pregnant, even though Malia wasn't born until 1998.

But the mystery of the photo remains because no one in the East Wing was talking about the what, where or why of it, although her spokeswoman confirmed it's from 1992.

Nor was there much illumination from Instagram, which was super excited about the post and instantly rushed to promote it, even as they puzzled over basic details about it.

But judging from the comments posted in response to the photo on Mrs. Obama's page, such as "What a great couple" and "Beautiful," maybe the point wasn't complicated and mission accomplished.

So take a look for yourself and see if you can figure out the story of this picture. And marvel at how well they've aged, even after five years in the White House.


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