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    President Obama hosts his first state dinner at the White House in honor of India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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    President Barack Obama stands with First Lady Michelle Obama shortly before greeting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the North Portico of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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    Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq Salahi, right, greet U.S. President Barack Obama during the state dinner. The Salahis caused a firestorm after allegedly penetrating layers of security to enter the White House for the event without an invitation.

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    The Obamas welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the state dinner at the White House.

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    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives with his wife Alma Powell.

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    A giant tent serves as the venue for a state dinner on the South Lawn of the White House.

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  • Image: Film director Shyamalan and his wife Bhavna arrive for a state dinner in honor of Indian PM Singh at the White House in Washington

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    Film director M. Night Shyamalan and his wife Bhavna Shyamalan arrive.

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    A display place setting of a dessert at the seat of President Obama is seen at the state dinner highlighting the history and protocol surrounding State and Official Visits.

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    Film director Steven Spielberg poses with actress Alfre Woodard and actor Blair Underwood as they arrive.

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    The Marine Corps band plays before the arrival of President Obama and Prime Minister Singh in the Crosshall of the White House.

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    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrives with Diana Taylor for a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    President Obama and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh toast each other after shaking hands at the state dinner.

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