An American state dinner for a Chinese president

Last week, the president and first lady threw a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Dinner guests included celebrities, business people, and prominent Chinese Americans.

1: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome President Hu Jintao of China at the North Portico of the White House for the State Dinner, Jan. 19. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) 2: President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao of China stand together during the playing of the national anthem on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 3: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Hu Jintao of China greet the U.S. delegation, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 4: President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao of China greet guests on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 5: Wendi Deng Murdoch 6: Michelle Kwan 7: Vera Wang and Arthur Becker 8: President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao of China greet Jackie Chan and other State Dinner guests seated in the Blue Room. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 9: Place settings in the State Dining Room 10: Mona Locke wears a Luly Yang dress at the State Dinner. Also pictured: Jackie Chan and Locke's husband, Gary Locke (Photo provided by Luly Yang)

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