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Obamas' Affection Radiates at Every State Dinner

Over the past 8 years, the Obamas have honored leaders from India to Sinagpore with state dinners at the White House.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur before a state dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24, 2009. It was the first time Obama hosted a State Dinner at the White House.

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Obama and Michelle wait to greet Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala for a state dinner on May 19, 2010.

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Obama and Michelle greet China's President Hu Jintao as he arrives for a state dinner at the White House on Jan. 19, 2011.

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Obama and Michelle wait to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer at the North Portico of the White House on June 7, 2011.

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Obama and Michelle exchange smiles as they wait to greet South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok ahead of the state dinner on Oct. 13, 2011.

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Obama and Michelle wait to welcome Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron before the state dinner on March 14, 2012.

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Obama and Michelle wait for the arrival of French President Fran├žois Hollande for a state dinner on Feb. 11, 2014.

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Obama and Michelle smile at each other as they wait to greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe as they arrive for a state dinner on April 28, 2015.

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Obama gives a thumbs up as he and Michelle wait the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan for a state dinner on Sept. 25, 2015.

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Obama and Michelle await the arrival of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau at the White House on March 10, 2016.

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Obama and Michelle wait for the arrival of Nordic Leaders on the North Portico for a state dinner on May 13, 2016.

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Obama gestures toward Michelle as they wait for Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching at the White House on Aug. 2, 2016.

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