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MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus, Pink, Katy Perry, Green Day, One Direction and many more stars celebrate in Los Angeles.

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One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Singers Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of One Direction perform onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Pink

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Pink performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs "We are Never Getting Back Together" during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-SHOW)
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Rihanna

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Demi Lovato

Singer Demi Lovato holds the award she won for "Best Video With A Message" backstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-BACKSTAGE)
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'Twilight' stars

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Actors Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, director Bill Condon and actors Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Jackson Rathbone speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Drake

Singer Drake holds the award he won for "Best Hip Hop Video" backstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-BACKSTAGE)
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Kevin Hart

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Host Kevin Hart speaks onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Frank Ocean

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Frank Ocean performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lil Wayne

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Psy

South Korean rapper Psy poses backstage after presenting an award at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-BACKSTAGE)
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Miley Cyrus

Singer Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Taylor Swift

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Emma Watson

Emma Watson arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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One Direction

British/Irish boy band One Direction arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Pink

Pink arrives for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Katy Perry

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Green Day

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Musicians Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Ke$ha

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Ke$ha arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Alicia Keys

Singer Alicia Keys arrives for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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US gymnasts

Members of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team arrive for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT GYMNASTICS) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Rihanna

Singer Rihanna arrives for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose

REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO Rapper Wiz Khalifa and fiancee Amber Rose arrive for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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'Jersey Shore' stars

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Television personalities Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese and DJ Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Tom Petty

Musician Tom Petty arrives for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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fun

The band Fun arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS)
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