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Joe Biden hosts Emmanuel Macron for first state dinner(40 images)

U.S. President Joe Biden hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House for the first state dinner of the administration. Politicians, Cabinet officials, military leaders, politicians and others attended, including celebrities Stephen Colbert, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Garner, John Legend and Jon Batiste, who performed.

From left to right, American first lady Jill Biden, U.S. President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, pose before attending a state dinner on the North Portico of the White House on December 1, 2022. Photo by Cliff Owen/UPI
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The Bidens hosted more than 300 guests for the dinner. Photo by Cliff Owen/UPI
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It was the first state dinner since Biden took office nearly two years ago. Photo by Cliff Owen/UPI
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Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron exchange toasts during the dinner. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
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