The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards featured performances by a variety of artists, from Miley Cyrus to Justin Timberlake. Take a look at highlights from the show.
Singer Lady Gaga performs her new hit "Applause" at the opening of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York August 25, 2013.
Lady Gaga changed her look several times during her performance.
Singer Miley Cyrus performs "We Can't Stop" during the show.
Jimmy Fallon presents the video vanguard award to singer Justin Timberlake (L) following Timberlake's performance.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for best female video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" from presenters Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams (L).
Macklemore (R) & Ryan Lewis accept the award for best music video with a social message for "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert (L).
Rapper Drake performs "Hold On, We're Going Home" during the show.
Singer Robin Thicke performs "Blurred Lines" with Miley Cyrus (not pictured).
Bruno Mars performs his new song at the show.
Presenters Daft Punk (L) with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers (R) are shown onstage during the show.
Kanye West is bathed in purple light as he performs "Blood on the Leaves" during the show.
One Direction announces Selena Gomez the winner of Best Pop Video during the show.
'N Sync performed during their highly anticipated reunion - featuring all original members of the group - at the VMAs.
Justin Timberlake was a big winner at the 2013 VMAs, collecting several Moonmen.
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A rash of rumors prompted administrators at Righetti High School Friday to close early for Thanksgiving.
Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect responsible for a stabbing in downtown Goleta.
Local resident Forrest Galante caught the Pacific Spiny lobster near Anacapa Island in the middle of the night.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is building a new training center and is getting help from local military men and women with its construction.
Righetti High School students are having an early Thanksgiving break after rumors and social media speculation disrupted classes today.
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to Righetti High School shortly after 12:30 p.m. after a series of fights break out on campus.
The high school went on lockdown at 12:45 p.m. Saint Joseph High School, on the 4100 block of South Bradley Road. is also on lockdown.
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Ten volunteers helped collect trash from the illegal pot farm located on the side of a steep hill in Happy Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley.
A group of highly trained search dogs are helping rescue crews in western New York. Many of the canine teams were trained in Ventura County at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.
A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
President Barack Obama announced an executive action Thursday that implements major changes to the country's immigration policies. Click on to find out more about the changes.
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