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Kennedy Center Honors 2012

Led Zeppelin band members from left, Robert Plant,

Led Zeppelin band members from left, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page arrive at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honorees, whose ranks also include actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova.

Kennedy Center Honoree ballerina Natalia Makarova arrives at
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Kennedy Center Honoree ballerina Natalia Makarova arrives at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Led Zeppelin band members from left, Robert Plant,
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Led Zeppelin band members from left, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page arrive at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Former Kennedy Center honoree Robert DeNiro arrives with
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Former Kennedy Center honoree Robert DeNiro arrives with his wife, Grace Hightower at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala at the State Department in Washington. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Kennedy Center Honoree actor Dustin Hoffman arrives for
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Kennedy Center Honoree actor Dustin Hoffman arrives for an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Actor Morgan Freeman listens during an event in
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Actor Morgan Freeman listens during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Rock band Led Zeppelin, from left, keyboardist/bassist John
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Rock band Led Zeppelin, from left, keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, stand as the Star Spangled Banner is played during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington. (Dec. 2, 2012)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

David Grohl at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors
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David Grohl at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert at the 35th
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Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Hilaria Thomas and Alex Baldwin at the 35th
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Hilaria Thomas and Alex Baldwin at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician Bonnie Raitt arrives at the 35th Kennedy
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Musician Bonnie Raitt arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician Kid Rock and his mother, Susan Ritchie,
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Musician Kid Rock and his mother, Susan Ritchie, arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician and actor Lenny Kravitz arrives at the
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Musician and actor Lenny Kravitz arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician Yo-Yo Ma arrives at the 35th Kennedy
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Musician Yo-Yo Ma arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Actor Jack Black and his wife, Tanya Haden,
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Actor Jack Black and his wife, Tanya Haden, arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

David Gregory of NBC News and his wife,
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David Gregory of NBC News and his wife, Beth Wilkinson, arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Actress Glenn Close arrives at the 35th Kennedy
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Actress Glenn Close arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician Herbie Hancock arrives at the 35th Kennedy
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Musician Herbie Hancock arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Musician Dave Grohl and his wife, Jordyn Blum,
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Musician Dave Grohl and his wife, Jordyn Blum, arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Singer Tracy Chapman arrives at the Kennedy Center
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Singer Tracy Chapman arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala at the State Department in Washington. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Actor Dustin Hoffman and a guest arrive at
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Actor Dustin Hoffman and a guest arrive at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Cal Ripken and his wife, Kelly, arrive at
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Cal Ripken and his wife, Kelly, arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala at the State Department in Washington. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Comedian and late night talk show host David
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Comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman and a guest arrive at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2012)

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