A large tent is seen on the South Lawn of the White House in preparation for a state arrival and dinner for Prime Minster Manmohan Singh in Washington.
A large tent is seen on the South Lawn of the White House in preparation for a state arrival and dinner for Prime Minster Manmohan Singh in Washington, the first state dinner of the Obama administration. (AP Photo)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a rousing welcome at the White House where he was received by President Barack Obama before they sat down for bilateral talks during which the two countries are expected to take their strategic ties to a new level. (AFP Photo)
US First Lady Michelle Obama stands alongside Indian First Lady Gursharan Kaur (left) during a state arrival hosted by US President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP Photo)
US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stand for the playing of the national anthems during the state arrival ceremony. (AP Photo)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands with the Indian Ambassador to the US, during the state arrival ceremony at the White House in honour of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (AFP Photo)
A host of Indian leaders have dined at the majestic White House in the past, but the state dinner for Manmohan Singh has received an unprecedented pre-event media coverage.
A total of 320 guests have been invited to the 'black tie' event, according to media reports. (AFP Photo)
Schoolchildren stand with members of the Indian community as they wait for US President Barack Obama to welcome Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington. (AP Photo)