Vital Voices 2013 Global Leadership Awards

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Clinton hugs her colleague and friend, and one of the evening’s honorees, Melanne Verveer. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Standing in the background looking proud, Clinton listens to Verveer. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the evening’s presenters, actress America Ferrara. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, presenting an award. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The crowded opera house before the program began. The upper tier was filled with young women, who screamed on cue when they were recognized. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Kristy Le, a trifecta in Hillaryland—friend, confidant, manicurist—who also served as one of the evening’s cochairs. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Sachiko Kuno, head of the S&R Foundation, owner of Evermay estate, an arts supporter, and cofounder of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Diane von Furstenberg wearing a sling, which she said was the result of a “skiing misadventure” over the weekend. The designer introduced Hillary Clinton. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the Vital Voices award recipients, Dr. Hawa Abdi of Somalia. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Tep Vanny of Cambodia, who received the Leadership in Public Life Award from Vital Voices. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

In the center in red, Alyse Nelson, president and CEO of Vital Voices. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Melanne Verveer at the after-program buffet supper and party. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The Kant brothers—Ravi, Nishi, and Rishi—who received the Solidarity Award from Vital Voices: crystal cubes, still in their boxes. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The crowded buffet at the dinner on the Kennedy Center Rooftop Terrace. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Nicholas Kristof, one of the evening’s presenters, with a friend. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

NBC correspondent Ann Curry. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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