Obama's First State Dinner

The 338-person guest list for the first state dinner of the Obama White House was a mix of wonky Washington, Hollywood A-listers, prominent figures from the Indian community in the U.S., and Obama friends, family and campaign donors.  READ MORE >> 

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    First Couple

    Nov. 24: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
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    First Couple, India First Couple

    Nov. 24: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
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    First Couple, India First Couple

    Nov. 24: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
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    First Families

    Nov. 24: President Obama, second from right, and first lady Michelle Obama, second from left, stand with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the White House in Washington.
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    Michelle Obama

    Nov. 24: First lady Michelle Obama welcomes India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

     Nov. 24: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives with her husband Paul Pelosi for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    The Toast

     Nov. 24: President Obama makes a toast with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
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    The Toast

    Nov. 24: President Obama makes a toast with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
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    Dinner Table

    Nov. 24: People take photos at a media event showing a sample display of a table setting prior to the State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
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    Gov. Deval Patrick

    Nov. 24: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his wife Diane Patrick arrive for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.
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    Katie Couric

    Nov. 24: Katie Couric arrives with Brooks L. Perlin for a State Dinner Hosted by President Barack Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Nov. 24: Dr. Sanjay Gupta arrives with his wife Rebecca Olson Gupta for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.
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    Obama's Half-Sister

    Nov. 24: Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama's half-sister, arrives with her husband Konrad Ng for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    Nobel Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen

    Nov. 24: Nobel laureate Dr. Amartya Sen  arrives with Emma Georgina Rothschild for a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

     Nov. 24: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives with his wife Alma Powell for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm

    Nov. 24: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm arrives with her husband Daniel Mulhern for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    Rajiv Chandrasekara

    Nov. 24: Washington Post editor and author Rajiv Chandrasekaran arrives with his wife Julie Chandrasekaran for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Nov. 24: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrives with Diana Taylor for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington.
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