Francois Hollande honoured at US state dinner
12 February 2014 Last updated at 05:54 GMT
French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to the US aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
His was the first official state dinner at the White House since 2011.
At the party, Mr Hollande and US President Barack Obama toasted the nations' centuries-old friendship.
Barbara Plett-Usher reports from Washington.