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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Shakira becomes first Colombian artist honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos)


Shakira lies on her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California Nov. 8. (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)
Shakira was honored Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While the Grammy winner’s star is the 2,454th to be dedicated, it’s the first to belong to a Colombian artist.

“I would like to dedicate this to the Latin community in the U.S., a community that restlessly works and dreams and dreams and works everyday to make this a better country,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer said, according to Reuters.

Shakira, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripol, was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics last year. The 34-year-old has raised millions of dollars to provide poor children with education through her Colombia and U.S. based nonprofits, Pies Descalzo and The Barefoot Foundation.

See more pictures from the ceremony below.


Shakira receives a certificate during a ceremony honoring her with the 2,454th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. (FREDERIC J. BROWN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)


Shakira's Hollywood Star. (FREDERIC J. BROWN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)


Shakira watches as a plaque is removed showing her Hollywood Star. (FREDERIC J. BROWN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)


Shakira poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)


Fans attend the ceremony where Shakira was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)


Shakira greets her fans after unveiling her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)

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