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Photos: State Dinner with Mexico

By Misty - Posted on 20 May 2010

A guest at the White House welcoming ceremony awaits the arrival of the Mexican President Felipe Calderon on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, May 19, 2010.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk out to welcome Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala to the State Dinner

The party and entertainment tent on the South Lawn of the White House awaits the guests for the state dinner

State Dinner Menu

Jicama with oranges, grapefruit and pineapple
Citrus vinaigrette
Ulises Valdez Chardonnay 2007 "Russian River"
Herb Green Ceviche of Hawaiian Opah
Sesame-cilantro cracker
Oregon Wagyu beef in Oaxacan Black Mole
Black bean tamalon and grilled green beans
Herrera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 "Seleccin Rebecca"

Chocolate-cajeta tart
Toasted homemade marshmallows
Graham cracker crumble and goat cheese ice cream
Mumm Napa "Carlos Santana Brut"

Actress Eva Longoria

Whoopi Goldberg

Actor and comedian George Lopez and his wife Ann

Earlier in the day...

First lady Michelle Obama and Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala visit New Hampshire Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. , Wednesday, May 19, 2010. The school, which was awarded the USDA's Healthier US School Challenge Silver Award in 2009, serves more than 400 Pre-K, Head Start, first and second grade students, many who come from Central America, South America, and other countries.

First lady Michelle Obama eats a piece of broccoli

Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala

Thank you once again Misty for sharing incredible pictures with us. Michelle Obama is breathtaking in that blue gown. The menu sounds delicious. The picture of Michelle grooming President Obama is priceless.
I LOVE Michelle's hair and dress! Keep those photos coming!
I agree that Michelle's hair looks very nice with the curls, but I'm afraid I don't care for the dress.  I think it would look lovely either strapless or with straps but I just don't like the way that single strap dress looks.  It just doesn't seem to fit right over the right breast.  Now, I think Eva Longoria's dress is stunning!  Thinking of the illegal immigrant debate I recall seeing (it was on the Henry Louis Gates series on PBS) that people automatically assume that Eva's family were recent immigrants when they've lived in Texas since before the Alamo!

It just doesn't seem to fit right over the right breast.

Looking back at the photo, I see your point. I do think the color is great on her!

Thank you so much for the Pics!

What a beautiful couple they are!  Their obvious love and affection for each other is inspiring:) 


"Peace Cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding."

Albert Einstein

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in the Map Room of the White House.

FOCUS children!

Guests board trolleys at the South Portico entrance to the White House, en route to the State Dinner reception in a tent on the South Lawn, May 19, 2010.

Beyoncé performs during the State Dinner reception

Thanks for the pictures!

The dinner is wonderful.  Michelle is amazing  and elegant in her blue dress!

Thanks again!



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