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ESSENCE.COM Oct, 29, 2012

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President Barack Obama alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia applaud after lighting the tree during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC.

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Janelle Monae poses for a photo with Santa Claus at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in President's Park in Washington, DC.

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Aretha Franklin performs during the 91st national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House in Washington, DC.

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LL Cool J poses in the Press Room at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles.

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Kelly Rowland backstage during The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles.

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Miguel poses in the press room during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown To Music's Biggest Night at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.