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Best photos from the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

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Singer Katy Perry arrives.

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Katy Perry poses for photographers after winning the video of the year award for Firework.

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Lady Gaga performs You and I.

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Beyonce shows her baby bump after performing Love On Top. The singer and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, are expecting their first child next spring.

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Justin Bieber accepts the award for best male video for U Smile.

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A close-up view of singer Justin Bieber's hand as he arrives holding a snake.

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Rapper Whiz Khalifa kisses model Amber Rose as they arrive.

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Singer Nicki Manaj.

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Lil Wayne performs on stage.

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Britney Spears accepts the best pop video award for Till the World Ends.

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Bruno Mars performs during a tribute to late singer Amy Winehouse.

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