U.S. President Barack Obama and Caroline Kennedy led the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors celebration Sunday to honor those who have influenced American culture through the arts.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton pose with the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees.
Kennedy Center Honors recipient, actress Meryl Streep is escorted into a reception for 20011 recipients at the White House. (AP)
Kennedy Center Honoree Neil Diamond and Katie McNeil arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honors gala performance on December 4, 2011. (AP)
Kennedy Center Honoree Yo-Yo Ma, right, and Jill Hornor arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 4, 2011. (AP)