Photos

 

State Dinner: President Obama Hosts Chinese President Hu Jintao

Photos from the state dinner and visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House on Jan. 19, 2011.

  •  
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait for Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
  •  
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House, January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  •  
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama before the State dinner at the White House, January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  •  
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Grand Staircase of the White House just before the state dinner for Hu. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
  •  
    Another view of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcoming Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao pose together for a photo before the State dinner. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    The menu: Anjou pear salad; farmstead goat cheese; fennel, black walnuts and white balsamic. Poached Maine lobster, orange glazed carrots and black trumpet mushrooms. Lemon sorbet. Dry aged rib-eye, buttermilk crisp onions, double stuffed potatoes and creamed spinach. Old-fashioned apple pie, vanilla ice cream. Plus wine. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama toasts with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a state dinner at the State Dining Room the White House. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    Musician Herbie Hancock waves to guests as he steps on the stage for his performance during a state dinner reception hosted by President Barack Obama for Chinese President Hu Jintao. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    U.S. Marines arrive for a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Chinese President Hu Jintao is in the U.S. for four days and discussions are expected to take place on topics including North Korea, the valuation of the Chinese currency, and the US trade imbalance. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao meet in the Oval Office with interpreters at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama stands next to Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
  •  
    First lady Michelle Obama attends a State arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. before the joint press conference and State dinner. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama's daughter Sasha attends a State Arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to White House. Hu said Wednesday he could see 'new progress' in his country's ties to the United States as he was welcomed to the White House by US leader Barack Obama. Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao shake hands following a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  •  
    President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao meet with U.S. and Chinese business leaders and CEOs at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building before the state dinner that evening. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  •  
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao after a press conference in the East Room at the White House. Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images