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Image: US President Barack Obama hosts Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for official visit and state dinner

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Obama Honors Italy's Leader During Final State Dinner

Celebrities and politicians helped Obama raise a glass to Italy and its leader who stands with the United States as an ally on many issues.

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Image: US President Barack Obama hosts Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for official visit and state dinner

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for the official picture with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italian First Lady Agnese Landini prior to the state dinner at the White House in Washington DC, Oct. 18. The Obamas are hosting their final state dinner featuring celebrity chef Mario Batali and singer Gwen Stefani performing after dinner.

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld

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Actor John Turturro and his wife Katherine Borowitz

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Celebrity cook Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano

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Rapper Chance Bennett

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Image: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (L) and Natalie Earnest (R) arrive for a State Dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House in Washington

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Natalie Earnest

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Host of NBC's "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd and Kristian Todd

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Italian film director and actor Roberto Benigni and his actress wife Nicoletta Braschi

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New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend and television chef Sandra Lee

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Image: Tamron Hall of MSNBC (L) and Jonathan Todd Capehart (R) arrive for a State Dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House in Washington

Tamron Hall of MSNBC and Jonathan Todd Capehart

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Former racing driver Mario Andretti and Barbra Andretti-Curto

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Frank Ocean and Katonya Breaux

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Image: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi arrive for a State Dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Renzi at the White House in Washington

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi

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Fashion designer Naeem Khan and his wife Ranjana Khan

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ABC News Chief Anchor and the Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth

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Musicians Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani talk with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and chef Sandra Lee before President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi deliver their toasts on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Image: U.S. President Barack Obama toasts Italian Prime Minister Renzi during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama toasts Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the final State Dinner of his administration.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a toast to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

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