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Stars come out for Glamour's Women of the Year awards

Jennifer Lopez arrives at Glamour magazine's 21st annual Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 7, 2011, at Carnegie Hall in New York. The star-studded event honored Lopez, along with other celebrity women including Jennifer Aniston, Chelsea Handler, singer Debbie Harry and others.
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Jennifer Lopez arrives at Glamour Magazine's 21st annual Women of the Year Awards Nov. 7, 2011 at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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(CBS) A who's who list of women were honored at Glamour magazine's 21st Annual Women of the Year awards gala in New York on Monday night. Among the attendees at the star-studded event were Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Lopez and "Glee" star Lea Michele.

The awards recognized ladies of all ages for their efforts to make the world better for women.

Pictures: Glamour's 2011 Women of the Year Awards

And the event, hosted by Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, didn't just pay tribute to women who work in the entertainment field: Former First Lady Laura Bush, Arianna Huffington and writer/activist Gloria Steinem were among the other honorees.

Us Weekly reports that Lopez got a little choked up while accepting her All-Star award. "We all felt a little overwhelmed tonight," she said.

Winners: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011:

Jennifer Lopez: The All-Star

Tory Burch: The Fashion Force

Arianna Huffington: The Visionary

Laura Bush, Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager: The Generations Award

Chelsea Handler: The Queen of the Night

Withelma "T" Ortiz-Macey: The Bravest Truth-Teller

Gabrielle Giffords: The Undaunted

Lea Michele: The Diva Next Door

Cindy Sherman: The Art Superstar

Esraa Abdel Fattah: The World Changer