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Michelle gets a fringe debate going

Michelle Obama's fringe was the subject of debate on Twitter after she appeared to have trouble keeping it out of her eyes while giving a speech.

The First Lady changed her fringe - or "bangs" as it is known in the US - to a shorter straight cut earlier this year.

She reverted to her usual, longer, side-parted look after the president spoofed the look in some photoshopped pictures shown during his annual speech at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April.

And it was her growing locks that got cyberspace talking while she gave a televised speech in Belfast as part of the G8 summit.

One user, Sue Crossan (@scrossannz), wrote: "Watching Michelle Obama's speech in Belfast. Impressive but I wish she would get her fringe sorted out. #badhairday."

Another user called Brennan McKeag (@brennanmckeag) added: "Michelle Obama's fringe annoyed me the whole way through her speech, why didn't she just sweep it off her face!?"

Nessa O'Mahoney (@Nessao) tweeted: "Michelle Obama is a terrific speaker this morning. Inspirational. Why do I desperately want to give her a hair clip?"

The speech saw the First Lady urge around 2,000 schoolchildren, university students and graduates to step outside their comfort zones, challenge the status quo and help create a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Obama spoke for 10 minutes before her husband took to the stage, and was introduced by 16-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Nelson, who spoke of her desire to see greater stability in Northern Ireland.

She later flew to Dublin with daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 12.

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