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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome China's President Hu Jintao to the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, for the State Dinner. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Photo by: Carolyn Kaster
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome China's President Hu Jintao to the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, for the State Dinner. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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