VIDEO: Watch clips from Melania Trump’s visit to Bak Middle School

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First Lady Melania Trump tours the Bak Middle School of the Arts with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, Friday, April 7, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Associated Press has published video highlights of the visit Friday by First Lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan to Bak Middle School of the Arts.

The two first ladies visited the West Palm Beach public school for about an hour. During their visit they chatted with students, listened to musical performances and were interviewed by student journalists.

As we reported Friday, the visit took shape earlier this week with a request from the Trump administration to arrange a visit to a local public school focused on the arts. Peng, a prominent Chinese folk singer and administrator at an arts academy in Beijing, had indicated she wanted to visit an arts school, officials said.

» PHOTOS: Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan visit Bak Middle School

Watch the 2-minute video below.

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By Wednesday, the school was being scoured by security agents from two separate nations. Students began to get an inkling of who might be visiting when they saw the Chinese security officials.

In the first classroom they visited, 80 female students performed the song Astonishing, from the musical Little Women, according to pool reports. They also listened to a performance by the school’s symphonic band.

In another class, Trump and Peng reviewed students’ international relations projects and spoke with the students who created them.

At one point, Peng speaks in Mandarin with a student of Chinese descent and ends the conversation with a hug.

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