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Neil Diamond, Sonny Rollins among artists honored at 34th annual gala

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Kennedy Center honoree Sonny Rollins, jazz musician, arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. to attend a reception hosted by the U.S. President and First Lady on Sunday, December 4th, 2011.

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Hillary Clinton Poses With Recipients

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is photographed with 2011 Kennedy Center Honor recipients Yo Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, Meryl Streep, Barbara Cook and Neil Diamond, Sunday, December 4th, 2011.

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President Barack Obama recognizes the honorees

Neil Diamond waits as President Barack Obama hugs Yo Yo Ma during a Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on December 4th, 2011. 

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Guests Join President Barack Obama for the national anthem

Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep, Yo Yo Ma, Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem on Sunday, December 4th, 2011.

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