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Obama girls get tour of new home

Sasha, left, and Malia Obama are preparing for big changes.

Associated Press

Sasha, left, and Malia Obama are preparing for big changes.

WASHINGTON — Malia and Sasha Obama got a tour of their new White House digs from Jenna and Barbara Bush on Tuesday and checked out potential schools, capping a busy few days looking into their new life in the nation's capital.

President Bush's twin daughters showed their rooms to Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, as they toured the residential areas of the White House with their mother at the invitation of first lady Laura Bush. The Obamas spent about an hour at the mansion, said Sally McDonough, a spokeswoman for Laura Bush.

The visit was strictly private, with no media coverage or photos.

Earlier in the day, the Obama family visited their top choices for schools "to make sure we find the right fit," said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obama's spokeswoman.

A small motorcade was parked outside the Sidwell Friends school on Tuesday for about 40 minutes, and a similar motorcade was at the back entrance of Georgetown Day School on Monday.

Obama girls get tour of new home 11/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:58am]
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