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In pictures: The White House Correspondents' Dinner

AP reports that Saturday night’s banquet was not far from the White House and attracted the usual assortment of stars from Hollywood and beyond. Actors Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Claire Danes, who play government characters on series, were among the attendees, as was Korean entertainer Psy. Several Cabinet members, governors and members of Congress were present.

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Comedian Conan O'Brien poses with U.S. first lady Michelle Obama during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. Louis-Dreyfus is the star of HBO’s Veep.

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South Korean rapper Psy arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

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Actress and comedian Amy Poehler arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. Poehler has spoofed politicians, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, many times during her run on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

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Singer Jon Bon Jovi arrives on the red carpet with his wife Dorothea Hurley, left, and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington.

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Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.

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Nashville actress Connie Britton arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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Actress Claire Danes attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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Director and producer George Lucas attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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Director and producer Steven Spielberg attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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Comedian Conan O'Brien smashes a gavel as he speaks during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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U.S. President Barack Obama laughs as comedian Conan O'Brien speaks during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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Actor Kevin Spacey listens to remarks at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington.

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