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Super Bowl festivities take over New Orleans, with Beyonce reuniting Destiny's Child at halftime, and Alicia Keys singing a somewhat controversial national anthem.

The reunion rumors proved true: Beyonce performs with Kelly Rowland, left, and Michelle Williams, right, of Destiny's Child, during the Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Gerald Herbert / AP
Beyonce's stage show at halftime felt like an elaborate concert. Chris Graythen / Getty Images
Beyonce and her backup dancers, as well as members of Destiny's Child, all wore dramatic black outfits. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
Beyonce captivated the crowd with an energetic halftime show featuring not only Destiny's Child, but a seemingly endless army of Beyonce dress-a-like dancers clad in black leather. Chris Graythen / Getty Images
Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Beyonce for some hits by the 1990s band, and also sang along with her on her solo hit, "Single Ladies." Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images
Beyonce rocks out during halftime. Christian Petersen / Getty Images
Beyonce announced a world tour just hours after she performed at the Super Bowl. Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images
Pyrotechnics were omnipresent at the Beyonce halftime show. Christian Petersen / Getty Images
The Superdome partially lost power after Beyonce's halftime show, leading many to joke that her electric performance took down the lights. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
While some raved about Beyonce's halftime show, others felt it was too risque for a family football audience. Christian Petersen / Getty Images
San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform during the half-hour power outage during the second half of the Super Bowl. Evan Vucci / AP
Cheerleaders dance before the Super Bowl. Jim Young / Reuters
Super Bowl cheerleaders give it their all. Sean Gardner / Reuters
Alicia Keys performs the national anthem before kickoff. Some watchers criticized her version for being too slow. Chris Graythen / Getty Images
Jennifer Hudson sings 'America the Beautiful' with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus before the Super Bowl. Hudson and the choir all wore green ribbons, a sign of their support for the school, which lost 20 students and 6 staff members in a horrific December shooting. Evan Vucci / AP
An American flag hangs above the stadium as Jennifer Hudson performs "America the Beautiful" with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus before the game. Chris Graythen / Getty Images
Performers parade outside the Superdome several hours before the start of the game. Eric S. Lesser / EPA
Jennifer Jones dances outside the Superdome before the big game. Gene Puskar / AP
Gregg Wilson wears a reflective helmet bearing Ravens and 49ers logos outside the Superdome. Patrick Semansky / AP
Darryl Young performs outside the Superdome before the game. Evan Vucci / AP
Baltimore Ravens fan Cal Wheaton looks out towards the Super Bowl XLVII sculpture on a barge along the Riverwalk in New Orleans. Jeff Chiu / AP
A San Francisco 49ers fan poses for photos before the game. Mark Humphrey / AP
Baltimore Ravens fan Jillian Miller of Los Angeles, left, poses with other Ravens fans outside the Superdome. John G. Mabanglo / EPA
The exterior of the Superdome is seen before the start of the Super Bowl. In 2005, the Superdome made headlines for housing thousands of people from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Chris Graythen / Getty Images