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Photos: Rihanna Dazzles Staples Center with 'Last Girl on Earth' Show

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The "Last Girl on Earth" certainly wasn't lonely last night as thousands of screaming fans packed the Staples Center for her headlining concert. In a show that featured a dramatic set, and an opening performance by pop sensation Ke$ha, Rihanna reportedly wowed the crowd.

As a surprise to attendees, Rihanna was joined onstage with her duet partner, Eminem, for their number one single, "Love the Way You Lie." Pop & Hiss describes the electric moment:

It added an element of spontaneity to Rihanna's visually stunning, high-concept concert. With no particular set piece on which to rely -- no pink tank, no trashed car, none of the many other props that populated the nightmarish dream world of the "Last Girl on Earth" tour -- the two performers relied on what made the single so memorable: their vocal rapport.