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Cross Halls Historical Photo Essay

President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk out to address the media at the White House on Nov. 13, 2001. "This is a new day in the long history of Russian-American relations, a day of progress and a day of hope," said President Bush in his remarks. Leading their wives in the first dance of the evening, Presidents Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox take to the floor during the state dinner held on September 5, 2001. A member of the Marine Band greets a young fan in the Cross Hall during the 2001 holiday season at the White House. In between meetings, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice studies a portrait of President Ronald Reagan in the Cross Hall on Feb. 13, 2002.
As part of the wedding festivities, President Johnson's daughter, Lynda, and Charles Robb walk under swords into the Cross Hall. Britain's Princess Diana dances with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner on November 9, 1985. President Gerald Ford and Mrs. Ford escort Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako down the red carpet prior to a state dinner on October 2, 1975. First Lady Pat Nixon greets visitors to the White House on December 23, 1969.

Enjoy photographs capturing special moments in the Entry and Cross Halls. The top row is a collection taken during President George W. Bush's administration. The bottom row highlights historical events in the Entry and Cross Halls.