U.S. first lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with girls after attending World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon
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Michelle Obama called for an end to "outdated laws and traditions" preventing millions of girls around the world from completing their education, in an impassioned speech Wednesday in Qatar.The U.S. first lady, on a seven-day tour of the Middle East, told an education conference in Doha that an "honest conversation" was needed across the globe about how women were treated and how this prevented millions of girls from finishing school.Obama spoke for almost 25 minutes at the Qatar National Convention Center to a packed audience which included political and education leaders from around the world and dignitaries including Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, mother of Qatar's emir.
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