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Obama's 'state dinner times 50'

Published 10:19 PM ET, Tue August 5, 2014
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President Barack Obama raises a glass and toasts his guests during a dinner of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, August 5, in Washington. Obama is promoting business relationships between the United States and African countries during the three-day summit, where heads of state are meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama offers a toast to guests after President Barack Obama offered a toast. Charles Dharapak/AP
Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with former President Jimmy Carter. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to guests before President Barack Obama offers a toast. Charles Dharapak/AP
Guests arrive for the dinner. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Guests gather outside a tent before dinner. Charles Dharapak/AP
Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and first lady Hinda Deby Itno arrive. Susan Walsh/AP
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Susan Walsh/AP
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is greeted by U.S. Chief of Protocol Peter A. Selfridge on the North Portico of the White House. Susan Walsh/AP
Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, arrive at the White House. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan arrives for the state dinner. Susan Walsh/AP