NitePics: Inside the Awards Dinner Honoring Bill Clinton & Bono

Washington's top diplomats, members of Congress, ambassadors to the United States, a former president and Bono gathered at the Ritz Carlton last night to celebrate and honor international leadership and engagement at the 2010 Atlantic Council Annual Awards Dinner.

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Bono with Ambassador Fatou Diagne of Senegal. Washington's top diplomats and members of Congress also gathered at the Ritz Carlton to celebrate and honor international leadership and engagement at the 2010 Atlantic Council Annual Awards Dinner.
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JR Roessl, Stan Palikrousis and Peggy Bonapace-Gelford during the reception
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Bono and Senator John McCain share an intimate moment during dinner.
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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC hosted the evening
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Les Deak and Moshira Soliman pose with friends during the Annual Awards Dinner reception.
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Tom Hart with Adrienne Sullivan.
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Sunjin Cheroi poses with Ambassador Michael Collins and his wife Marcie.
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The 2010 Atlantic Council Annual Awards Dinner, an exciting Washington black-tie event, brought together hundreds of leaders from over 50 countries to honor the people who continue to strengthen the trans-Atlantic community
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Carol Hefti and Mary Ennig pose with Carl and Wendy Smith.
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Hay Granger, Katie Black and Melvin Dubee.
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Allen and Grace McArtor pose with the Senator and his wife.
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Vivian and Brian Henderson
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Bono greets a guest during dinner
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Admiral Mike Mullen with honoree General James Mattis, USMC, Commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command
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John McCain is all smiles as he prepares to introduce Bono, this year's honoree.
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Senator John McCain opens up his introduction of Bono with a few Irish jokes.
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Bono gave a heartfelt speech at the Atlantic Council Annual Awards Dinner.
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Former President George Bush congratulates another former President Bill Clinton on receiving an award for international leadership.
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Former President Bill Clinton receives his award for international leadership.
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Bill Clinton gives his acceptance speech for the Distinguished International Leadership Award after apologizing for being late because he was attending a memorial service for the late Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, a civil rights leader.
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