Museum curator Thelma Golden was the White House's pick to sit next to the president at the French state dinner on Tuesday.
Several lawmakers were only taking the praise of our French friends so far.
The state dinner honoring President Francois Hollande was a glitzy affair.
President Obama and French President Francois Hollande reflect on the history of the two countries.
President Obama gives a toast to French President Hollande at the White House on Tuesday.
President Francois Hollande toasts President Obama at the state dinner on Tuesday.
President Obama welcomes guests to state dinner with a toast.
Scenes from the White House as the VIP guests of the French state dinner arrive at the South Lawn.
Scandal was swept under the red carpet as the White House pulled out the pomp and circumstance for the French president.
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