Inside the French State Visit

President Barack Obama and President François Hollande of France listen to the French and U.S. national anthems during the state arrival ceremony

President Barack Obama and President François Hollande of France listen to the French and U.S. national anthems during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • 01 Honor Guard Hats Are Lined Up
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  • 02 President And First Lady Stand On Red Carpet
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  • 03 Listen To The National Anthems
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  • 04 Reviewing The Troops
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  • 05 President Obama And President Hollande Greet Attendees
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  • 06 President Hollande Delivers Remarks
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  • 07 Color Guard Member Holds A French Flag
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  • 08 Waving From The South Portico
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  • 09 President Hollande Signs Guest Book
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  • 10 Admiring Kennedy Portrait
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  • 11 President Obama And President Hollande On The Colonnade
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  • 12 President Obama And President Hollande Bilateral Meeting
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  • 13 President Obama And President Hollande In Expanded Bilateral Meeting
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  • 14 President Obama And President Hollande Press Conference
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  • 15 President Obama Says Goodbye To President Hollande
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  • 16 President Obama and the First Lady Wait In The Cross Hall
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  • 17 President Obama and The First Lady Greet President Hollande
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  • 18 President Obama The First Lady Enter the Grand Foyer
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  • 19 Talking In the Yellow Oval Room
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  • 20 Waiting With The Color Guard
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  • 21 Descending The Grand Staircase
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  • 22 Talking In The Blue Room
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  • 23 View Of The White House South Portico Exterior
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  • 24 President Obama Delivers Remarks And A Toast
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  • 25 President Obama Talks With Guests
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  • 26 First Lady Thanks Chefs, Organizer
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  • 27 President Obama Helps First Lady Michelle Obama
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  • 28 Mary J. Blige Performs
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  • 29 Guests Watch Mary J. Blige Perform
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This morning, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady welcomed French President François Hollande to the White House – the first state visit by a French president in nearly 20 years. Check out photos from throughout the day, including images from Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza's Instagram feed, and then learn more about how the White House kitchen prepared for the France State Dinner, which the President and First Lady will host tonight in honor of the visit.


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