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The Obamas meet the Queen for state dinner

US President Barack ObamFirst Lady Michelle Obamwait greet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip Duke Edinburgh for reciprocal dinner Winfield

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for a reciprocal dinner at the Winfield House in London, on May 25, 2011. Obama and his wife Michelle enjoyed a regal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II, who has met every US president but one since the 1950s. Obama's visit, the second stop on a European tour, comes as Britain seeks to prove its staying power despite fading military might and Washington looks to retool its decades-old alliance with Europe as a catalyst for global action. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) R:\Merlin\Getty_Photos\Par6293614.jpg

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Updated: May 26, 2011 6:06AM

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