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Reality TV stars the Kardashians "took" North Miami as the city bestowed them with the "Keys to the City" Monday afternoon.
After being bumped from Miami Beach's exclusive DiLido Island at the protest of residents, the sisters rented out a bayfront North Miami mansion to shoot E!'s latest Kardashian show, "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami."
The move and potential production revenues was enough to prompt the city to honor the reality clan.
A tightly-packed crowd of citizens and media flanked the North Miami council hall, where the sisters (minus Khloe, busy with hosting duties on FOX's "The X-Factor" in L.A.) strolled in at 12:30 p.m. -- over an hour later than scheduled.
But the sisters looked none worse for the wear, with Kim thanking the city in a tweet before her arrival (Story continues below):
Going to get the key to the city!!!! Such an honor! Thanks North Miami!
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) November 19, 2012
Celebrity gawkers packed the room as a surreal scene unfolded: The North Miami Police Honor Guard marched in the flags and violinists Sons of Mystro serenaded the sisters:
Minutes later, North Miami's troubled Mayor Andre Pierre arrived at the podium with his trademark bow tie to introduce the celebutantes.
"What can you say about the Kardashians that we don't already know?" remarked the Mayor. "Three of the hardest working people in the business: Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney... we are honored by your presence."
Check out the hilarious Twitter reactions about the 'K' sisters award: