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Here Are Photos From The U.S.-China State Dinner

Including, of course, Michelle Obama's dress.

On Friday, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States.

The guests included a wide range of past and present administration officials, diplomats, Silicon Valley executives and cultural figures, including Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ballet dancer Misty Copeland and R&B singer Ne-Yo. 

Below, some photos from the evening: 

The first lady adjusts the president's bow tie.
The first lady adjusts the president's bow tie.
The Obamas greet Chinese President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan. 
The Obamas greet Chinese President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan. 
The dinnerware and flowers for the state dinner. White House chefs have created 'original dishes that highlight American
The dinnerware and flowers for the state dinner. White House chefs have created 'original dishes that highlight American cuisine with nuances of Chinese flavors' for the state dinner honoring visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Thursday. 
The pastry chef displays a dessert featuring a Chinese-style chocolate pavilion and bridge.
The pastry chef displays a dessert featuring a Chinese-style chocolate pavilion and bridge.
The main course of the state dinner: butter poached Maine lobster and grilled Colorado lamb.
The main course of the state dinner: butter poached Maine lobster and grilled Colorado lamb.
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