PHOTOS: The Star-Studded Presidential Banquet For Obama At Rashtrapati Bhavan

26/01/2015 8:54 AM IST | Updated 27/06/2016 9:52 PM IST
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US President Barack Obama makes a toast during a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Presidential banquet on Sunday evening at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They were received by President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several other top leaders and dignitaries attended the banquet.

Here are some snapshots from the high profile banquet.

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    US President Barack Obama makes a toast during a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet former Indian Prime Minister Manmoham Singh (R) during a receiving line prior to a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Aides at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, hold towels and hand sanitizers for US President Barack Obama to use following a receiving before a State Dinner in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Members of the press and staff take photographs in fog as they arrive for a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Guests take photographs in fog as they arrive for a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi arrives for a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Kitchen staff warm up by a fire as they prepare a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Cooks preparing food outside for a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Chefs preparing food for a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Guests attend a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Dancers perform prior to a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Dancers perform prior to a State Dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand for the American National Anthem prior to participating in a receiving line before a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Kitchen workers gather round a warm flame outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, as US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee participate in a State Dinner, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
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    Dancers leap on stage during a cultural performance for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, before a State Dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his presidency. Obama is also the first to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution.
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    Performers are seen on stage during a cultural performance for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, before a State Dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his presidency. Obama is also the first to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution.
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    A worker applies a fresh coat of paint to the street lines as India prepares for the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday for a three-day visit to talk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to be the chief guest in India's Republic Day parade marked annually on Jan. 26.
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    US President Barack Obama greets actor Kal Penn during a receiving line before a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015. )
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    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (2nd L) greets actor Kal Penn (L) alongside US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) during a receiving line before a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, Member of Indian Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers, presents a scarf to US President Barack Obama during a receiving line before a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.
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    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee stands alongside US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) during a receiving line prior to a State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2015.

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