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Who's who at the White House state dinner

(Agencies) Updated: 2015-09-26 15:06 Comments

Who's who at the White House state dinner

Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan arrive for the official state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the White House in Washington, Sept 25, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States.

The guests included a wide range of past and present administration officials, diplomats, Silicon Valley executives and cultural figures, including Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ballet dancer Misty Copeland and R&B singer Ne-Yo.

President Obama has hosted seven state dinners during his presidency receiving respectively the then-Indian Prime Minister Singh in 2009, the then-Mexican President Calderon in 2010,the then-Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2011, the German Chancellor Merkel in 2011, the then-Korean President Lee Myung-bak in 2011, UK Prime Minister Cameron in 2012 and French President Hollande in 2014.

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