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Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama make waves with heartwarming photo together

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Michelle Obama has shared a heartwarming picture of her and Kamala Harris to celebrate the vice-president's birthday.

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"Happy birthday to a thoughtful, compassionate, and relentless leader—the one and only @KamalaHarris. We are so lucky to have you serving our country!" she captioned the sweet snap of the pair embracing at the January inauguration.

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"Beautiful message! Two strong women who inspire us so much," commented one fan as another added: "Thank you both for being strong, intelligent, vibrant, confident, poised, humble and so many other amazing 'may the nation follow' qualities."

Kamala celebrated her 57th birthday on 20 October and President Joe Biden also took the time to visit her office with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a framed picture of the pair on inauguration day.

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In the video shared on social media both were wearing their masks as Joe entered her office and she exclaimed over the gifts.

"This is my favorite," she said of the picture, adding: "I'm going to hang this up with great pride."

Michelle and Kamala shared the hug at the 2021 inauguration

Kamala's husband Doug Emhof and her staff also surprised her with a small party with balloons and cake.

"Surprise!" Kamala said as she entered the room before greeting her husband who was holding a bouquet of flowers.

The group then broke out into song, singing "happy birthday, madame vice president".

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Kamala with husband Doug

An esteemed politician and attorney, Kamala served as a United States senator of California from 2017 until 2021 and is now the country's first female vice-president after being picked by Joe Biden to be his running mate in the 2020 election.

Kamala married fellow attorney Doug in 2014, and she is step-mother to her husband Doug's two children, Cole, 26, and Ella, 21.

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