WASHINGTON, D.C. // SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2008 » Even though she wasn’t being honored, Beyonce‘s presence was exalted on the red carpet at the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, held every year around this time at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This year’s list of honorees included Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, George Jones, Twyla Tharp, and Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey. Continue reading for the rest of the photos.

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