White House Holds State Dinner for South Korean President

The Obamas hosted the first couple of South Korea at a state dinner Thursday night.

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The Obamas hosted a state dinner for the first couple of South Korea.
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First lady Michelle Obama walked with South Korean first lady Kim Yoon-ok in the Cross Hall en route to a state dinner at the White House, Oct. 13.
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The Obamas hosted a state dinner in honor of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House Oct. 13. Earlier in the day, President Lee held a joint press conference with Obama and addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
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South Korean first lady Kim Yoon-ok, Michelle Obama, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and President Barack Obama entered the White House from the North Portico before attending a state dinner Oct. 13. Earlier in the day, President Lee held a joint press conference with Obama and addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
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The First Lady wore an asymmetrical, violet gown by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung. The jersey dress had a modest slit up the side. Mrs. Obama wore minimal jewelry, topping the ensemble with a black and crystal belt.
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The first couples of South Korea and the U.S. paused to pose for photos on the North Portico of the White House.
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This state visit came only a day after Congress passed a free trade agreement with South Korea.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with South Korea's first couple.
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Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) attended the state dinner with his wife, Deb Lugar.
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and his wife, Deanie, arrive at the state dinner.
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Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and his wife, Carole, arrive.
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Former tennis player Billie Jean King (L) and her partner, Ilana Kloss, arrive at the White House.
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Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and his wife Melodee Hanes answered questions from the media on their way in.
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President & CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally and his wife, Nicki, arrive.
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Ban Soon-taek, arrive.
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President Barack Obama and South Korean first lady Kim Yoon-ok laugh as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak makes a toast during the state dinner.
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President Obama toasts South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
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Guests watch as President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak toast each other.
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The state visit came only a day after Congress passed a free trade agreement with South Korea.
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The presidents each offered a toast to each other.
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The Ahn Trio performed after dinner.
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The Ahn Trio consists of Asian-American sisters Angella on violin, and twins Lucia and Maria on piano and cello, respectively.
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