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"I hugged her, and then I asked her if I could pick her up," Pirozhkova explained, according to USA Today. "I think she was nervous. I went slow. I just picked her up. I wanted to ask her permission. There was security all around. And she gave it. I will only meet her once. I wanted to do something different."
Obama, leading the presidential delegation to London, has had a busy day already. She had breakfast with Olympians this morning, played soccer with SpongeBob SquarePants and David Beckham around noon, and will attend the Olympics opening ceremonies later in the day.