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Michelle Obama shows off new hairstyle: bangs

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this image released by the White House, first lady Michelle Obama greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The photo is showing something different about Obama - bangs in her hair. (AP Photo/The White House, Lawrence Jackson)
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    In this image released by the White House, first lady Michelle Obama greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The photo is showing something different about Obama - bangs in her hair. (AP Photo/The White House, Lawrence Jackson)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSFILE - This Jan. 6, 2013 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, right, with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after returning from vacation in Hawaii. Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and time again since she was introduced to the country as first lady on Inauguration Day 2009. In the past four years she has adeptly walked the line between directional fashionista and everywoman. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
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    FILE - This Jan. 6, 2013 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, right, with her daughter Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after returning from vacation in Hawaii. Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and time again since she was introduced to the country as first lady on Inauguration Day 2009. In the past four years she has adeptly walked the line between directional fashionista and everywoman. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

WASHINGTON >> There’s something a little different these days about Michelle Obama: bangs in her hair.

The first lady’s office posted a picture of Mrs. Obama’s new do on her new Twitter feed Thursday. It shows her meeting at the White House with one of eight citizens named co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The last time Mrs. Obama was seen in public, earlier this month when she and her family returned from Hawaii, her dark, shoulder-length hair was held away from her face by a headband. Her next public appearances will come Saturday, when she helps kick off several days of inaugural festivities.

Thursday turned out to be a busy day for the first lady. Along with the new Twitter presence, she celebrated her 49th birthday.

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