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Washington, DC - December 6, 2009 -- United States President Barack Obama hosts the 2009 Kennedy Center Honorees at an East Room reception in the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Shown with the president on stage are (l-r) honorees Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert DeNiro, and Bruce Springsteen. <br />
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