When Singapore Visits the White House
       
     
 The podium sits unattended on stage as spectators wait for the two leaders. 
       
     
 An onlooker in the Singapore VIP section wipes sweat from her brow. She and others cope with the capital's mid-summer heat while waiting on the South Lawn. 
       
     
 Spectators pass the time with smartphones and flags in hand. 
       
     
 Crowd members photograph the passing marching band. 
       
     
 Marching band drummers walk in unity for their performance. 
       
     
 In full revolutionary attire, flute players pass spectators and precede the arrival of the president. 
       
     
 A girl looks on in the Singapore VIP section.
       
     
 Navy members await the president and prime minister's arrival. 
       
     
 President Obama salutes members of the U.S. Armed Forces while walking with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . 
       
     
 Naval officers stand at attention.
       
     
 President Obama greets naval officers. 
       
     
 Dressed in full ceremonial garb, armed forces stand on the South Lawn.  
       
     
 President Obama guides Prime Minister Loong as they walk towards the podium. 
       
     
 For his takeover of the White House Instagram account, Prime Minister Loong snaps a photo of cheering fans as they wave flags. 
       
     
 President Obama greets spectators in the Singapore VIP section. 
       
     
 Prime Minister Loong laughs before getting on stage to deliver his speech. 
       
     
 Michelle Obama waits for the president behind the podium as he speaks. 
       
     
 President Obama laughs while waiting for Prime Minister Loong. "Come on Mr. Prime Minister. We gotta go. There will be plenty of babies to kiss later on," he said. 
       
     
 Singaporean and American flags adorn an entrance to the White House with the National Monument in the background. 
       
     
When Singapore Visits the White House
       
     
When Singapore Visits the White House

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong laughs next to President Obama while addressing his audience during a welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Washington DC. Loong's White House stay is a first for any Southeast Asian leader during Obama's two terms. Throughout the state visit, both leaders affirmed their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. They also discussed further defense agreements aimed at combating terrorism in Southeast Asia and the tensions related to various countries' territorial claims in the South China Sea.   

 The podium sits unattended on stage as spectators wait for the two leaders. 
       
     

The podium sits unattended on stage as spectators wait for the two leaders. 

 An onlooker in the Singapore VIP section wipes sweat from her brow. She and others cope with the capital's mid-summer heat while waiting on the South Lawn. 
       
     

An onlooker in the Singapore VIP section wipes sweat from her brow. She and others cope with the capital's mid-summer heat while waiting on the South Lawn. 

 Spectators pass the time with smartphones and flags in hand. 
       
     

Spectators pass the time with smartphones and flags in hand. 

 Crowd members photograph the passing marching band. 
       
     

Crowd members photograph the passing marching band. 

 Marching band drummers walk in unity for their performance. 
       
     

Marching band drummers walk in unity for their performance. 

 In full revolutionary attire, flute players pass spectators and precede the arrival of the president. 
       
     

In full revolutionary attire, flute players pass spectators and precede the arrival of the president. 

 A girl looks on in the Singapore VIP section.
       
     

A girl looks on in the Singapore VIP section.

 Navy members await the president and prime minister's arrival. 
       
     

Navy members await the president and prime minister's arrival. 

 President Obama salutes members of the U.S. Armed Forces while walking with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . 
       
     

President Obama salutes members of the U.S. Armed Forces while walking with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . 

 Naval officers stand at attention.
       
     

Naval officers stand at attention.

 President Obama greets naval officers. 
       
     

President Obama greets naval officers. 

 Dressed in full ceremonial garb, armed forces stand on the South Lawn.  
       
     

Dressed in full ceremonial garb, armed forces stand on the South Lawn.  

 President Obama guides Prime Minister Loong as they walk towards the podium. 
       
     

President Obama guides Prime Minister Loong as they walk towards the podium. 

 For his takeover of the White House Instagram account, Prime Minister Loong snaps a photo of cheering fans as they wave flags. 
       
     

For his takeover of the White House Instagram account, Prime Minister Loong snaps a photo of cheering fans as they wave flags. 

 President Obama greets spectators in the Singapore VIP section. 
       
     

President Obama greets spectators in the Singapore VIP section. 

 Prime Minister Loong laughs before getting on stage to deliver his speech. 
       
     

Prime Minister Loong laughs before getting on stage to deliver his speech. 

 Michelle Obama waits for the president behind the podium as he speaks. 
       
     

Michelle Obama waits for the president behind the podium as he speaks. 

 President Obama laughs while waiting for Prime Minister Loong. "Come on Mr. Prime Minister. We gotta go. There will be plenty of babies to kiss later on," he said. 
       
     

President Obama laughs while waiting for Prime Minister Loong. "Come on Mr. Prime Minister. We gotta go. There will be plenty of babies to kiss later on," he said. 

 Singaporean and American flags adorn an entrance to the White House with the National Monument in the background. 
       
     

Singaporean and American flags adorn an entrance to the White House with the National Monument in the background.