2022 Kennedy Center Honors: George Clooney, Gladys Knight and U2 among the honorees

Every year the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors a select group of people for artistic contributions to American culture. This year, honorees include singer Gladys Knight, rock band U2, actor, director, producer and human rights activist George Clooney, groundbreaking composer and conductor Tania León, and Christian singer Amy Grant.

Here are some photos of the ceremony and festivities.

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive to attend the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Joe Biden speaks during the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees front row from left, George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, and Tania León, and back row from left, Irish band U2 members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant arrives to attend the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The 2022 Kennedy Center Honoree composer and conductor Tania León listens as President Joe Biden speaks during the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Bono arrives to attend the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Lawyer Amal Clooney and Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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