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Inside the French State Visit

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President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady welcome French President François Hollande to the White House. Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza is documenting the day’s activities via Instagram.
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)

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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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