Saudi Snub: Michelle Obama Stirs Controversy in Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — First Lady Michelle Obama kicked up a little political and fashion storm when she and her husband showed up in Saudi Arabia. They were in town to offer their condolences to the Saudi royal family on the death last week of King Abdullah. But when the first lady got off the plane, she wasn’t wearing a veil or a head covering, as is their tradition.

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