2011 Kennedy Center Honors (30 images)

This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors were musician Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins and actress Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to salute a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America.
Updated: Dec. 4, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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The five recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Back row, from left to right: musician Yo-Yo Ma; actress Meryl Streep; and singer Neil Diamond. Front row, from left to right: musician Sonny Rollins; and actress Barbara Cook. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool
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