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Michelle Obama wows convention with passionate speech

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America's first lady Michelle Obama has delivered a passionate speech in praise of her husband at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina.

She drew both cheers and tears from the crowd, as she described her husband as a devoted spouse and caring father, as well as a leader who can be trusted to revive the nation's economy as president. 

As her husband prepares to run for re-election, Mrs Obama told the crowd he was the right man for the job.