Obamas welcome guests with curry at state dinner

People take photos at a media event showing a sample display of a table setting prior to the State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. ((AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))

November 25, 2009 6:53:36 AM PST
Guests at President Barack Obama's first state dinner were being treated to an eye-catching scheme of green and purple, from the green curry surrounding the prawns to the purple floral arrangements paying homage to the peacock, India's national bird.