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We've already published several images from the Obama's first State Dinner of their second term, but we just found a new one taken by an Army photographer showcasing the grand military cordon present that evening. Love the composition on this photo. If you want to get a better look, you can click on the image for a much larger version.

President Barack H. Obama, center right, and first lady Michelle Obama, center left, wait for French President Francois Hollande to arrive to a state dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., during a full honor cordon Feb. 11, 2014.

President Barack H. Obama, center right, and first lady Michelle Obama, center left, wait for French President Francois Hollande to arrive to a state dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., during a full honor cordon Feb. 11, 2014 (DoD photo by Eboni Everson-Myart).

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Await the Arrival of French President Francois Hollande for the State Dinner in his Honor:

The First Lady looked absolutely magnificent in her blue Carolina Herrera dress at the first State Dinner of the Obamas' second term. And our feature image shows just how the First Couple feel about one another as President Barack helps First Lady Michelle off stage.

President Barack Obama helps First Lady Michelle Obama off the stage after she thanks the White House chefs at the State Dinner for President François Hollande of France on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 11, 2014.

President Barack Obama helps First Lady Michelle Obama off the stage after she thanks the White House chefs at the State Dinner for President François Hollande of France on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 11, 2014.

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President Barack Obama Helps First Lady Michelle Obama off the Stage at the State Dinner for French President Francois Hollande:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, & French President Francois Hollande Descend the Grand Staircase of the White House Prior to the State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Receive French President Francois Hollande for the State Dinner:
President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama Await the Arrival of French President Francois Holland to the State Dinner:
President Barack Obama, French President Francois Holland, and First Lady Michelle Obama Enter the White House for the State Dinner:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and French President Francois Hollande in the Yellow Oval Room Prior to the State Dinner:
First Lady Michelle Recognizes Chefs and Planners at the State Dinner:
Mary J. Blige Performs at the State Dinner for French President Francois Hollande:
President Barack, First Lady Michelle Obama, and French President Francois Holland Watch Mary J. Blige’s Performance at the State Dinner:

Last night First Lady Michelle Obama hosted French President Francois Hollande for a State Dinner, the first of President Obama's second term. For the occasion she chose a blue Carolina Herrera evening gown with a full skirt and black lace overlay top.

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts President Francois Hollande for a State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts President Francois Hollande for a State Dinner:

A while ago we posted a picture of the First Lady in this beautiful blue dress talking with Prime Minister David Cameron. This time we have her talking with the always dapper George Clooney.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Samantha Cameron, talk with guests during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House, March 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

To call the dress the First Lady wore to the State Dinner for the British Prime Minister and his wife "floor length" would be an understatement. This deep blue, off-the-shoulder v-neck with ruching in the front is by New York designer Marchesa and has a train. The First Lady is as regal as ever for this gala event.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Samantha Cameron during a State Dinner reception on the Truman Balcony of the White House, March 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Samantha Cameron during a State Dinner reception on the Truman Balcony of the White House, March 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit with Prime Minister David Cameron and Mrs. Samantha Cameron:

The First Lady looked incredible in her red Alexander McQueen that she wore to the state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. In our poll of your favorite of the First Lady's formalwear, this stunning piece tied with a yellow Prabal Gurung for third place.

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President Barack Obama, President Hu Jintao of China, and First Lady Michelle Obama descend the Grand Staircase of the White House:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Greet President Hu Jintao of China for a State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to a State Dinner:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Marine Corps Band Wait for Chinese President Hu Jintao before a State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Say Goodbye to Chinese President Hu Jintao:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Prepare to Welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and Admiral Michael Mullen, Greet Chinese President Hu Jintao:
Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama Greet Chinese President Hu Jintao:

We all know that Michelle Obama is one of the most fashionable First Ladies in history. Not since Jacqueline Kennedy has anyone brought such style to the White House. Here we take a look at her top ten looks from 2010 as recorded by the official White House photographers. Let us know in the comments whether you agree or disagree with our selection.

10. Pewter Sequined Semi-Formal Holiday Dress

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Pose for a Photo at a Holiday Party

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests and participate in a photo line during a Press Holiday Reception during the Christmas season in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Dec. 10, 2010.

9. Vibrant Purple and Black Patterned Tea Dress with Black Cardigan

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta and Family

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet members of Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta's family in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 15, 2010. The President will present the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Giunta for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan in October 2007.

8. Green and Aqua Empire Waist Tea Dress

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama before Awarding Richard L. Etchberger with the Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, after greeting members of the Etchberger family in the Oval Office, Sept. 21, 2010. The President will award Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, U.S. Air Force, the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic action in combat on March 11, 1968, in the country of Laos.

7. Black Ribbed Formal Evening Dress

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Dance at the Governors Ball

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Governors Ball in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2010.

6. Bright, Multicolored Sun Dress

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Cinco de Mayo

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the Cinco de Mayo performers in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 5, 2010.

5. Aqua Green Empire Waist Skirt with Half Sleeve Black Top

First Lady Michelle Obama Tours National Craft Museum in New Delhi, India

First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by children from low income communities in the region, tours the National Craft Museum in New Delhi, India, Nov. 8, 2010.

4. Pink, Green, and Maroon Floral Pattern Cocktail Dress

First Lady Michelle Obama Laughs with Wounded Warriors Bike Ride Participants

First Lady Michelle Obama jokes with participants in the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, April 28, 2010.

3. Plum Formal Dress with Pearls

President Barack Obama Kisses First Lady Michelle Obama after his First State of the Union

President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama in a holding room at the Capitol after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Jan. 27, 2010.

2. Floor Length Red Evening Gown

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama before the White House Correspondents Association Dinner

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in a hallway at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., moments before taking the stage at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, May 1, 2010.

1. Formal Pewter Evening Gown with Jacket

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the State Dinner in New Dehli, India

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, greet guests during the state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 8, 2010.

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3. Plum Formal Dress with Pearls for the President’s First State of the Union:
10. Pewter Sequined Semi-Formal Holiday Party Dress:
6. Bright, Multicolored Sun Dress for Cinco de Mayo:
9. Vibrant Purple and Black Patterned Tea Dress with Black Cardigan for Medal of Honor Ceremony:
7. Black Ribbed Formal Evening Dress for the Governors Ball:
2. Floor Length Red Evening Gown for the White House Correspondents Association Dinner:
8. Green and Aqua Empire Waist Tea Dress for Medal of Honor Ceremony:
1. Formal Pewter Evening Gown with Jacket for State Dinner in India:
5. Aqua Green Empire Waist Skirt with Half Sleeve Black Top for Touring New Delhi, India:
4. Pink, Green, and Maroon Floral Pattern Cocktail Dress for a Meeting with Wounded Warriors Bike Ride Participants:

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, and his wife, Mrs. Margarita Zavala, ride a trolley to a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, for the State Dinner reception, May 19, 2010.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, and his wife, Mrs. Margarita Zavala on a Trolley to a State Dinner:

First Lady Michelle Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Obamas' First State Dinner

Last night the Obamas hosted Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, for their first state dinner. We brought you some photos from the event, and wanted to bring you more tonight. See the original post for more on Michelle’s fashion choices.

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President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, General Colin Powell, and Indian First Lady Gursharan Kaur at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and Indian First Lady Mrs. Gursharan Kaur at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
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Indian Dancers at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:
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First Lady Michelle Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Obamas’ First State Dinner:

Last night First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, at the Obamas first state dinner. It was a gala event, and the First Lady dressed to impress. Her gown was designed by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. It has an ivory base and stunning silver overlay. She accessorized with drop earrings as well as silver and gold bangles. More on her wardrobe is available on Mrs. O.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host their first State Dinner with Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at their First State Dinner

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host their first State Dinner with Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur: