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French President honoured at US State dinner

French President Francois Hollande was the toast of Washington. Hollande was honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to renew the long partnership between the US and France. Diplomats and dignitaries from both countries joined Hollywood royalty -- such as actors Bradley Cooper and Julia Louis Dreyfus -- on the star-studded guest list. The two Presidents toasted their centuries old friendship.....and suggested a smoothing of relations after allegations of US spying and French opposition to the Iraq War. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "To our friend and partner President Hollande, to all of our friends from France who are here today, viva la France, God bless America, and long live the alliance between our great nations. A votre sante" (SOUNDBITE) (English/France) PRESIDENT OF FRANCE FRANCOIS HOLLANDE SAYING: "In honor of the United States of America of the President Barack Obama, Michelle, long l

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