In Pictures: PM Lee attends White House state dinner hosted by President Obama

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee are being hosted to a state dinner at the White House, capping off an official visit that has featured some of the grandest official ceremonies the US has to offer.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) chats with US President Barack Obama (right) and First Lady Michelle Obama during a state dinner in his honour at the White House in Washington, DC on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Chrisette Michele entertains the guests at the state dinner held in honour of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a state dinner for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee at the White House in Washington, DC on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
The dinner table setting for the state dinner in the White House. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The table setting at the state dinner in the White House on Aug 2. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
President Obama toasting to Mr Lee Hsien Loong during the state dinner on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offers a toast "in honour and appreciation of the Obamas for their many contributions" during the State Dinner at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ LEE HSIEN LOONG/ MCI
Guests are seated during the state dinner at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to guests at the state dinner on Aug 2. ST PHOTO: MELISSA SIM
Photographs of unidentified guests at the State Dinner held in honour of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
US President Barack Obama offers a toast to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Mrs Lee during a state dinner at the White House in Washington, DC on Aug 2. PHOTO: AFP
Ms Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly arrive for a state dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House on Aug 2. PHOTO: REUTERS
US Ambassador Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein arrive for a state dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House in Washington on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Senator Bill Nelson and Mrs Grace Nelson arrive at a state dinner in honour of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House in Washington on Aug 2. PHOTO: AFP
Laurene Powell Jobs and former Washington mayor Adrian Fenty arrive at a State Dinner in honour of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
Actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys arriving for a State Dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama for Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong at the White House in Washington, on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
The Marine band played the concert march "Hail, America" as the leaders headed to the dining room for the state dinner. ST PHOTO: MELISSA SIM
The Marine Corp band awaits Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mrs Lee, President Barack Obama and Mrs Michelle Obama in the grand foyer of the White House. ST PHOTO: JEREMY AU YONG
(From left) Mrs Lee, Mrs Obama, PM Lee Hsien Loong and President Obama arrive at the White House for the state dinner on Aug 2. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mrs Lee, President Obama and Mrs Obama entering the White House for the state dinner on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
(From left) Mrs Lee, Mrs Obama, Mr Lee Hsien Loong and President Barack Obama arriving at the White House for the state dinner on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Mrs Obama greeting Mrs Lee at the entrance of the White House before the state dinner on Aug 2, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
(From left) Mrs Lee, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Barack Obama pose for photos before the State Dinner at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ LEE HSIEN LOONG/ MCI
US President Barack Obama (centre back) and First Lady Michelle Obama (left) welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right) and Mrs Lee (2nd right) at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
US President Barack Obama (right) and First Lady Michelle Obama (second from left) with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second from right) and Mrs Lee for a state dinner at the White House on Aug 2, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
The menu for the evening, revealed last Friday (July 29) at a press preview. ST PHOTO: JEREMY AU YONG
Members of the media waiting for the guests in the grand foyer of the White House. Yellow orchids and yellow and white roses are part of the decorations, symbolising the friendship between the two nations. ST PHOTO: MELISSA SIM
Table settings seen in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 29, in advance of the state dinner honouring the visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore. PHOTO: AFP
Examples of table settings are shown in the White House's State Dining Room during a media preview on July 29 for the upcoming state dinner for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PHOTO: EPA
Examples of table settings shown in the State Dining Room during a media preview for the upcoming State Dinner for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 29. PHOTO: EPA
A Singapore flag and a US flag hanging in the front of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in preparation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official visit and state dinner. ST PHOTO: MELISSA SIM
The Dendrobium Barack and Michelle Obama, a hybrid combining orchid species native to Singapore and Hawaii, was dedicated to President Barack Obama and Mrs Obama. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ LEE HSIEN LOONG/ MCI
United States President Barack Obama (left) turning to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the state dinner. PHOTO: WHITE HOUSE

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