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French President visits America

Updated 7:47 PM ET, Tue February 11, 2014
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U.S. President Barack Obama escorts French President Francois Hollande for a review of the honor guard during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, February 11. Hollande's three-day state visit is designed to underscore historic ties and a burgeoning security relationship between America and its oldest ally. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and Hollande review troops on the South Lawn of the White House on February 11. The two leaders were scheduled to hold bilateral meetings and a joint news conference before an official state dinner later in the day. Chip Somodevilla/Gety Images
Obama and Hollande greet guests during welcoming ceremonies on February 11. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Hollande pauses as Obama laughs during the official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
A wider view of the welcoming ceremony. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Obama, Hollande and first lady Michelle Obama wave from a White House balcony on February 11. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Obama and Hollande hold a news conference on February 11. Jewel Samadi/AFP/Getty Images
Obama shakes hands with Hollande after their news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Hollande, with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces D-Day landing in Normandy, which helped lead to the liberation of France and the European continent. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
Hollande poses for a photo with members of the audience at the Fort Myer Officers' Club on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images
The President and the first lady pose with Hollande as he arrives for the state dinner at the North Portico of the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images