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Being Beyonce

<p>Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the halftime show press conference ahead of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31, 2013.   REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the halftime show press conference ahead of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young

Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the halftime show press conference ahead of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013.    REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool</p>

Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool

Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool

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<p>Beyonce sings the U.S. National Anthem as President Barack Obama (R) and Senator Charles Schumer listen during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Bourg</p>

Beyonce sings the U.S. National Anthem as President Barack Obama (R) and Senator Charles Schumer listen during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Beyonce sings the U.S. National Anthem as President Barack Obama (R) and Senator Charles Schumer listen during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Jay-Z hugs nephew Daniel Smith as Beyonce watches the Nets play the Miami Heat,  April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine</p>

Jay-Z hugs nephew Daniel Smith as Beyonce watches the Nets play the Miami Heat, April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Jay-Z hugs nephew Daniel Smith as Beyonce watches the Nets play the Miami Heat, April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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<p>Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy earlier in the day, rubs her stomach after performing Love On Top at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy earlier in the day, rubs her stomach after performing Love On Top at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy earlier in the day, rubs her stomach after performing Love On Top at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Beyonce performs Single Ladies at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Beyonce performs Single Ladies at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Beyonce performs Single Ladies at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Jay Z and Beyonce watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, February 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Stone</p>

Jay Z and Beyonce watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Jay Z and Beyonce watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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<p>Beyonce sings to President Obama and first lady Michelle during their first dance of the evening at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 20, 2009.     REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Beyonce sings to President Obama and first lady Michelle during their first dance of the evening at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Beyonce sings to President Obama and first lady Michelle during their first dance of the evening at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Beyonce is seen during the recording of her music video at Maua Square in Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos</p>

Beyonce is seen during the recording of her music video at Maua Square in Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Beyonce is seen during the recording of her music video at Maua Square in Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>Beyonce performs during a concert at Olympic stadium in Athens, November 8, 2009.  REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Beyonce performs during a concert at Olympic stadium in Athens, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Beyonce performs during a concert at Olympic stadium in Athens, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Beyonce performs during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 22, 2009.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Beyonce performs during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Beyonce performs during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Beyonce performs during the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 23, 2008.     REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Beyonce performs during the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Beyonce performs during the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Beyonce performs during a concert in Mumbai October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe</p>

Beyonce performs during a concert in Mumbai October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

Beyonce performs during a concert in Mumbai October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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<p>Beyonce performs with rap Jay-Z at the 2006 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Beyonce performs with rap Jay-Z at the 2006 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Beyonce performs with rap Jay-Z at the 2006 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>The Houston Rockets mascot Clutch kisses Beyonce before the NBA All-Star game in Houston, February 19, 2006.  REUTERS/File</p>

The Houston Rockets mascot Clutch kisses Beyonce before the NBA All-Star game in Houston, February 19, 2006. REUTERS/File

The Houston Rockets mascot Clutch kisses Beyonce before the NBA All-Star game in Houston, February 19, 2006. REUTERS/File

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<p>Beyonce performs on NBC's Today show in New York, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Beyonce performs on NBC's Today show in New York, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Beyonce performs on NBC's Today show in New York, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Beyonce performs with Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 10, 2008.     REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Beyonce performs with Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 10, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Beyonce performs with Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 10, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Beyonce, the cover model of the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, poses next to a poster of the cover at a press event in Los Angeles, February 14, 2007.   REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

Beyonce, the cover model of the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, poses next to a poster of the cover at a press event in Los Angeles, February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Beyonce, the cover model of the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, poses next to a poster of the cover at a press event in Los Angeles, February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams 
of Destiny's Child perform their first live concert together in over
a year during Jingle Ball 2002 in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

REUTERS/Jim Bourg</p>

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child perform their first live concert together in over a year during Jingle Ball 2002 in Lowell, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child perform their first live concert together in over a year during Jingle Ball 2002 in Lowell, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Destiny's Child pose with the Grammy Award they won for Best R&amp;B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Survivor" at the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 27, 2002.   REUTERS/File</p>

Destiny's Child pose with the Grammy Award they won for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Survivor" at the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 27, 2002. REUTERS/File

Destiny's Child pose with the Grammy Award they won for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Survivor" at the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 27, 2002. REUTERS/File

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