Buzzfeed.com breaks down the story behind the most Epic Michelle Obama photograph ever.
According to Buzzfeed.com, the first lady invited a diverse group of adorable, well-dressed children to her annual Christmas decorating day at the White House to help her decorate one of the White House trees with Christmas ornaments.
Michelle's big mistake was inviting the White House dog, Sunny, to join in the festivities. Dogs can't tell the difference between humans and other dogs. So when Michelle introduced Ashtyn Gardner of Mobile, Alabama, to Sunny -- the dog promptly jumped on little Ashtyn, knocking her to the floor.
Mrs. Obama reacted quickly, snatching the startled dog off the floor by his collar...
Which resulted in this dramatic photo. The lighting makes the scene look surreal -- as if it were a stage play. And the expressions on the faces of the onlooking children and the journalists are priceless!
On a more positive note: Michelle's mane is laid to perfection.
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