Scenes from the White House State Dinner

Check out the scene at the first Obama White House State Dinner.

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An example of President Barack Obama's place setting for the State Dinner.
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Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh (2R) and his wife Gursharan Kaur (L) stand with U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama before a state dinner.
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President Barack Obama (2L) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) greet Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh (2R) and his wife Gursharan Kaur in the North Portico of the White House.
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Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh (2R) and his wife Gursharan Kaur (L) stand with President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama.
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 24: An example of First Lady Michelle Obama's place setting for tonights State Dinner is seen in the State Dining Room of the White House November 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by White House Curator William Allman and State Department Protocol Officer Tanya Turner to speak about state visits and dinners at the White House to a group of students prior to tonight's state dinner with Prime Minister Singh of India. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 24: An example of a place setting for tonights State Dinner is seen in the State Dining Room of the White House November 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by White House Curator William Allman and State Department Protocol Officer Tanya Turner to speak about state visits and dinners at the White House to a group of students prior to tonight's state dinner with Prime Minister Singh of India. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Marvin Hamlisch conducts the National Symphony Orchestra during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House.
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President Barack Obama stands with First Lady Michelle Obama shortly before greeting Indian President Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur.
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For the First Couple's first presidential state dinner, the first lady wore a strapless, sequined gown by Indian-born, U.S.-based designer Naeem Khan. The president and first lady hosted Indian President Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the White House Nov. 24.
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Khan, speaking on Larry King Live about the gown, said that he wanted to dress the first lady in something "Indian, chic, simple but very glamorous." Michelle accessorized with bangles and a wrap.
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US President Barack Obama (R) and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh shake hands after giving toasts during the first official State Dinner of Obama's administration at the White House in Washington on November 24, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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