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Barbara Walters celebrates retirement on ‘The View’

(Back row, from left) Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy; (Seated from left) Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Barbara Walters on the set of ABC’s "The View.”

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(Back row, from left) Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy; (Seated from left) Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Barbara Walters on the set of ABC’s "The View.”

The cast of ABC’s “The View” is having some fun giving a proper send-off to its creator and co-host, Barbara Walters, before she retires on Friday. Today, all past and present cohosts were welcomed back to the daytime talk show:

Earlier in the week, ABC named its news building on West 66th Street in New York “The Barbara Walters Building. A 2nd Avenue Deli sandwich was also named in her honor. Here is a look at some of the celebrity surprises and tributes captured before her on-air retirement:

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The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the plaque showing the new building dedication to Walters.

The 2nd Avenue Deli in New York City named a sandwich after Walters.

Bette Midler gave “The View” hosts an impromptu music performance.

Jimmy Kimmel surprised Walters with roses and a story on “The View.”

Friday is Walters’s last day on the daytime talk show with Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy.

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- It’s sign-off time for TV legend Barbara Walters

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