Photos: Kennedy Center Honors

Meryl Streep snaps a picture with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a dinner for Kennedy Center honorees that Clinton hosted at the State Department in Washington on Saturday, December 1. The 2012 honorees include blues musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night talk-show host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and the surviving members of British rock band Led Zeppelin -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. An awards ceremony recognized the artists' lifetime achievements to American culture on Sunday, December 2, at the Kennedy Center. Streep was a recipient last year.

Meryl Streep snaps a picture with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a dinner for Kennedy Center honorees that Clinton hosted at the State Department in Washington on Saturday, December 1. The 2012 honorees include blues musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night talk-show host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and the surviving members of British rock band Led Zeppelin -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. An awards ceremony recognized the artists' lifetime achievements to American culture on Sunday, December 2, at the Kennedy Center. Streep was a recipient last year.