President Obama Welcomes French President Hollande To The White House

Representative Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, right, and his wife Maya Rockeymoore Cummings arrive at a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in honor of French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Obama and Hollande said the U.S. and France are embarking on a new, elevated level of cooperation as they confront global security threats in Syria and Iran, deal with climate change and expand economic cooperation. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images