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Harry Styles, of musical group One Direction, gestures as he wins the best pop video award for "What Makes You Beautiful" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Pink performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Pink performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Pink, right, performs onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Drake, left, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj walk onstage to accept the award for best hip-hop video for "Hyfr" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day attends the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Members of the British band One Direction, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Harry Styles, right, of the British band One Direction greets fans at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Miley Cyrus, left, and Mac Miller present an award onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Lil Wayne, right, and 2 Chainz perform onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Host Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Actress Jessica Szohr attends the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Alex Frnka attends the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Host Kevin Hart, left, and South Korean rapper PSY perform onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Lil Wayne accepts the award for best hip-hop video for "Hyfr"at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Actress Elizabeth Reaser arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift greets fans at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj, left, and Lil Wayne sit in the audience in the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Pink performs in the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Host Kevin Hart, left, and Dwight Howard speak onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Katy Perry speaks onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Wiz Khalifa, left, and Amber Rose arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Reaser attends the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Gallery updated: 9/6/2012 11:49 PM

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Images of the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Thursday night.
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