Slideshow: Music's biggest stars take the stage at 2012 Coachella

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It’s that time of the year again — when music lovers everywhere get excited about two weekends packed with the most talented artists from all over the world. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was held this weekend at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley.

Perhaps the most widely publicized performance of the weekend included someone who couldn’t possibly be there physically. That person was the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Holographic images of the late icon appeared alongside Snoop Dogg in a performance of “2 of America’s Most Wanted” and Tupac’s hit “Hail Mary.” Other performances included Rihanna and Calvin Harris. The ‘We Found Love’ singer was even seen in the crowd watching a couple of performances. Rappers Dr. Dre and 50 Cent also performed at this year’s event.