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Michelle steals the show at state dinner in gorgeous Vera Wang dress

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Michelle Obama looked incredible on Friday for the Chinese State Dinner at the White House. Barack Obama and his wife were hosting Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.America's First Lady chose an off-the-shoulder black mermaid gown created by Chinese-American fashion designer Vera Wang. The floor length dress featured sheer sleeves and a tulle skirt. With her hair swept to one-side the 51-year-old accessorised her look with simple and chic long black earrings.In a touching moment before the guests of honour arrived Michelle reached over and adjusted her husband’s bow-tie before official proceedings began.

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The President and his wife welcomed President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan to the White House

The president and his wife were joined by 200 guests of diplomats, business owners and Hollywood stars including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pregnant wife Priscilla Chan, former secretary of state Harry Kissinger and film director Lee Daniels.Guests were treated to the musical talents of R&B singer Ne-Yo, before the President of the United States gave a short speech finishing with a toast to the people of China."So I propose a toast: To the people of China and the people of the United States, may they work together like fingers on the same hand in friendship and peace."

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The husband and wife shared a tender moment together before their guests arrived

The Obamas have had a busy week after receiving Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday.His Holiness spoke to a crowd of 11,000 people on the White House South lawn. In his address to the people The Pointiff thanked the president for his for his climate-change policies and said that he was looking forward “to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen to, and share, many of the hopes and dreams of the American people.”Following his speech Pope Francis and the President retreated into the Oval office for a private meeting.

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