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2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Our favorite moments from this year's show

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    Amber Rose reveals her baby bump on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Awards with Wiz Khalifa at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    P!nk and professional motocross rider Carey Hart rock the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Pound the alarm as Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Alicia Keys is a girl on fire at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Miley Cyrus dons her new 'do on the red carpet at 2012 MTV Video Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Katy Perry wide awake at 2012 MTV Video Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Taylor Swift shows the boys why they are never ever getting back together on the red carpet at 2012 MTV Video Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Rihanna reveals her new short hair style on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Emma Watson and Ezra Miller arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Miley Cyrus walks at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Ne-Yo arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Musicians Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff and Nate Ruess have 'Fun' on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day rock out at 2012 MTV Video Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of One Direction make the girls go crazy at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Swizz Beatz and son Egypt Dean support wife and mamma Alicia Keys at the 2012 MTV Video Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Rappers Tyga and Big Sean walk the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wiber, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Alexandra Raisman arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro have completed their GTL and are ready for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    But you didn't have to cut him off! Gotye and guest on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Rapper Mac Miller and actor Tyler Posey arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Ke$ha looking like diamonds at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Zoe Saldana arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Jesse Williams arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Tyga matches the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Jessica Szohr looking fierce for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Katy Perry smooches Niall Horan onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Rihanna finds love as she performs at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Host Kevin Hart takes a stage dive during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    One Direction gives their fans "One Thing" as they perform their song onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Kevin Hart and Psy show their Gangnam style during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Pink gets ready to blow everyone a kiss during her performance of "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Chris Brown accepts the award for Best Male Video onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas and singer Alicia Keys onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, director Bill Condon and actors Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Jackson Rathbone reveal the next 'Twilight' trailor at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Alicia Keys is on fire as she performs her newest song at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Lil Wayne on stage the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Nicki Minaj and friends onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik of One Direction accept the Best Pop Video award onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Frank Ocean thinks about you during his performance of "Thinkin' About You" at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Rihanna accepts the award for Video of the Year for "We Found Love" during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Taylor Swift performs her chart-topping hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    One small step for man, two MoonMen for dance music. DJ/producer Calvin Harris wins two awards at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones pose in the press room during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Drake poses with his Best Hip-Hop Video award in the press room during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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