Photos From the Kennedy Center Honors

Actor Al Pacino, rock band the Eagles, pianist Martha Argerich, gospel singer Mavis Staples and singer-songwriter James Taylor receive the Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through the arts.

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Kennedy Center Honoree Al Pacino fixes his hair following the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Washington.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a reception to honor recipients of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
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Kennedy Center Honoree Mavis Staples, center, meets with fellow honorees Don Henley, right, and Martha Argerich following the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Washington.
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The 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row, from left, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich and James Taylor, back row, from left, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Timothy Schmit are photographed at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Washington.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees Dec. 4, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with honoree Mavis Staples. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Kennedy Center honorees pianist Martha Argerich, singer James Taylor, singer Mavis Staples, and first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors show Dec. 4, 2016. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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The honorees and the Obamas stand for the National Anthem. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Mavis Staples stands for applause at the beginning of the show. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Honoree James Taylor stands next to honoree Mavis Staples. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Honoree Al Pacino waves at the start of the show. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Honoree Martha Argerich waves to the crowd at the Kennedy Center Honors gala. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Obama jokes with three members of the Eagles during the ceremony for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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