PHOTOS: Rihanna’s Anti World Tour at Verizon Center

Rihanna's March 22 show at Verizon Center spotlighted her rise from a dancehall singles diva (with a stirring string of hitmakers --"Man Down," "Rude Boy," "Take Care" and the latest of her 14 United States No. 1 hits, "Work") to now an anti-pop star, one of her own creation.

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Rihanna's March 22 show at Verizon Center spotlighted her rise from a dancehall singles diva (with a stirring string of hitmakers --"Man Down," "Rude Boy," "Take Care" and the latest of her 14 United States No. 1 hits, "Work") to now an anti-pop star, one of her own creation.
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The show was part of her 2016 Anti World Tour.
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The show featured some spectacular visuals, such as a large white curtain as a backdrop that dripped giant chunks of foam throughout the show, a seemingly floating clear catwalk that carried RiRi from the back of the arena to the main stage, and some pretty impressive glittering dancers -- so impressive they got their own credits on the Jumbotron at the end of show.
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Rihanna's impressive non-stop medley of chart toppers ("Stay," "Birthday Cake," "Bitch Better Have My Money," "Consideration" and "Umbrella") barely gave her audience a chance to rest, many standing for well over an hour into her nearly two-hour set.
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Just as soon as they sat, Rihanna asked the audience to rise up for a moment of silence for the victims of the bombing in Belgium earlier that day and to shine their cell phone lights for her heart-rending rendition of "Diamonds."
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And just like the song, this star shone brightest in D.C.
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