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Photos From the State Dinner

The White House State Dinner welcoming South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, went off without a hitch last night and a good time was had by all.

Actor John Cho, who was born in Seoul, arrives for the Korean State Dinner at the White House. Cho had the good fortune to be seated at the head table with President Barack Obama and President Lee.

Dr. Peter Rhee, who helped save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after her shooting, (pictured above with wife Emily), was also seated at the head table.

ABC News correspondent JuJu Chang (pictured above with husband Neal Shapiro) wore a deep purple dress made by Pamella Roland after putting it to an online vote. Chang told reporters at the event, “The wisdom of the crowd won out.”

The Ahn Trio (pictured above) attended the dinner and also gave a high-energy performance which was described as a fusion of jazz and classical music, according to the AP.

Cellist Maria Ahn (pictured in the blue dress) texted KoreAm: Obama gave me a kiss on the cheek after we played! Michelle gave me a hug like four times!! I can’t believe it still!!

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, dressed in a tuxedo, arrives at the State Dinner.

President Obama makes a toast during last night’s festivities.

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  • http://globalasianculture.com Liz

    Wow, such a glamorous evening. I hope come the next US–ROK State Dinner, KoreAm staff all get to go! ^^

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