Laureus Awards 2011: Sports and film stars dazzle in Abu Dhabi

The Laureus World Sports Awards were held at a glittering ceremony at the iconic Emirates Palace
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The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement, are the premier honors on the international sporting calendar. The 2011 awards were held at a glittering ceremony at the Emirates Palace on February 7, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Getty Images)
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Double Oscar winner Kevin Spacey hosted the event attended by celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment (Getty Images)
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Kevin Spacey and Vladimir Klitschko. (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal (Spain). (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Lindsey Vonn (US). (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Team of the Year: Spain World Cup Team. (Getty Images)
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Morgan freeman. (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Martin Kaymer (Germany). (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Verena Bentele (Germany). (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Kelly Slater (US). (Getty Images)
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Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Valentino Rossi (Italy). (Getty Images)
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Paz Vega. (Getty Images)
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Gianfranco Zola and Patrick Vieira. (Getty Images)
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Steve Redgrave and Ann Redgrave. (Getty Images)
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Sir Bobby Charlton and wife Lady Norma Charlton pose with former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh. (Getty Images)
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Boris Becker and Sharlely Becker. (Getty Images)
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Annabelle Bond. (Getty Images)
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Mika Hakkinen. (Getty Images)
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Blanka Vlasic. (Getty Images)
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Elsa Pataky. (Getty Images)
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Kelly Holmes. (Getty Images)
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Verena Bentele. (Getty Images)
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Taig Khris. (Getty Images)
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Thomas Berthold. (Getty Images)
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Karl-Heinz Riedle. (Getty Images)
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Barry McGuigan. (Getty Images)
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Dwight Yorke and Patrick Vieira. (Getty Images)
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Glenn McGrath and Sara McGrath. (Getty Images)
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Daley Thompson and Hugo Porta. (Getty Images)
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Dwight Yorke. (Getty Images)
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Edwin Moses and Michelle Moses. (Getty Images)
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Steve Waugh. (Getty Images)
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Kelly Slater. (Getty Images)
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Layne Beachley and Dawn Fraser. (Getty Images)
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Marvin Hagler. (Getty Images)
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Stephanie Gilmore. (Getty Images)
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Robby Naish. (Getty Images)
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Michael Teuber. (Getty Images)
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Sean Fitzpatrick and Bronwyn Fitzpatrick. (Getty Images)
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Edwin Moses and Michelle Moses. (Getty Images)
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Ryan Sandes. (Getty Images)
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Lucas Radebe. (Getty Images)
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Johann Rupert and Kelly Slater. (Getty Images)
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Gianfranco Zola. (Getty Images)
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Victor Fernandez. (Getty Images)
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Frankie Fredericks. (Getty Images)
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Vladimir Klitschko and Merlene Ottey. (Getty Images)
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Jean-Marie Pfaff and Rabah Madjer. (Getty Images)
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Vitor Baia and Fernando Couto. (Getty Images)
Tue 08 Feb 2011 10:27 AM GST