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10/18/2016 07:46 pm ET Updated Jan 06, 2017

The Obamas Host Their Final State Dinner At The White House

Guests included Gwen Stefani, Mario Batali and Chance the Rapper.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting their 13th state dinner Tuesday evening, honoring the visit of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. 

It’s the last state dinner Obama will host as his second term winds to a close.

“Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency,” Obama said earlier Tuesday. “But it’s OK. We saved the best for last.”

Guests include fashion designer Giorgio Armani; musicians Chance the Rapper, James Taylor and Frank Ocean; comedian Jerry Seinfeld; media personalities and business leaders; and many Obama administration officials. Gwen Stefani was set to perform at the dinner, while guests will be treated to a meal helmed by celebrity chef Mario Batali. 

Check out some photos from Tuesday’s dinner below: 

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk out to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnes
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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk out to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • The Obamas wait to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsi
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    The Obamas wait to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • The Obamas, Renzi and Landini pose for a photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    The Obamas, Renzi and Landini pose for a photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Chance the Rapper and Kenneth Bennett. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Chance the Rapper and Kenneth Bennett. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Former racing driver Mario Andretti and Barbra Andretti-Curto. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Former racing driver Mario Andretti and Barbra Andretti-Curto. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest and Natalie Earnest. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest and Natalie Earnest. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Chef Rachael Ray and John Cusimano. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Chef Rachael Ray and John Cusimano. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Susan DiMarco. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Susan DiMarco. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Frank Ocean and Katonya Breaux. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Frank Ocean and Katonya Breaux. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Chuck Todd and Kristian Todd. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Chuck Todd and Kristian Todd. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi. (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ABC News Chief Anchor and the Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth (Photo by Zach Gibs
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    ABC News Chief Anchor and the Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth (Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Singer and songwriter James Taylor and his wife Kim Taylor. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Singer and songwriter James Taylor and his wife Kim Taylor. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • (Photo by Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)
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    (Photo by Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Chef Mario Batali speaks to the press at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2016 during a preview of the state
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    Chef Mario Batali speaks to the press at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2016 during a preview of the state dinner. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, speaks to press during a press preview in the State Dining Room of the White House.
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    White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, speaks to press during a press preview in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
  • View of a table at the White House during a preview of the state dinner. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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    View of a table at the White House during a preview of the state dinner. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • View of a table setting. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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    View of a table setting. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • View of a flower arrangement. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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    View of a flower arrangement. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • View of the president's place setting. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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    View of the president's place setting. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • First lady Michelle Obama's place card. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    First lady Michelle Obama's place card. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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