US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande
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Obama: 'Long live the alliance between our great nations'

French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.

His is the first official state dinner at the White House since 2011.

At the party, Mr Hollande and US President Barack Obama hailed the nations' centuries-old friendship.

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