Clinton Gives Springsteen, Sting Royal Treatment

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shimmered in a royal blue gown as she welcomed this year's Kennedy Center honorees and other power players.

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2009 Kennedy Center honorees (L-R) Front Row; Grace Bumbry and Dave Brubeck, Back Row; Robert De Niro (L), Bruce Springsteen (3rd, L) and Mel Brooks (R) pose with United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (2nd, L) for the formal group photo following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State on December 5, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
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United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and 2009 Kennedy Center honorees Bruce Springsteen, center, and Mel Brooks, right engage in conversation.
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Clinton explains her point in more detail with Mel Brooks.
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2009 Kennedy Center honorees (L-R) Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Mel Brooks, and Dave Brubeck share some thoughts after posing for the formal group photo following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State Saturday in D.C.
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Robert De Niro, left, pats Mel Brooks, right, on the cheek as the 2009 Kennedy Center honorees prepare to pose for a formal group photo.
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Bruce Springsteen, left, and Dave Brubeck shake hands.
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2009 Kennedy Center honorees Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen, upper left, embrace as Mel Brooks shakes hands with Grace Bumbry (L) watched by Dave Brubeck after they posed for the formal group photo following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State on December 5, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
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2009 Kennedy Center honorees (L-R) Front Row; Grace Bumbry and Dave Brubeck, Back Row; Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen and Mel Brooks pose for the formal group photo following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State on December 5, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
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2009 Kennedy Center honorees Bruce Springsteen, left and Dave Brubeck engage in conversation.
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Robert De Niro, left, and Mel Brooks, right, have an animated conversation.
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2009 Kennedy Center honorees (L-R Dave Brubeck, Bruce Springsteen, and Robert De Niro congratulate one another after posing for the formal group photo with their fellow honorees.
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Bruce Springsteen, left, and Mel Brooks, right, chat it up.
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Actor and honoree Robert De Niro engages in conversation following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State on December 5, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
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Robert De Niro shakes hands with an unidentified guest after he and his fellow 2009 Kennedy Center honorees posed for the formal group photo following the Artist's Dinner at the United States Department of State.
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