Photo of the Day

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Freedom to veteran actor Sidney Poitier during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington August 12, 2009. Obama presented the nation's highest civilian honour to 16 recipients during the ceremony. [Reuters, via.]
There's an article about the 16 recipients of the award here (thanks to Shaker Kevin Wolf for sending that) and CNN has a photo gallery of all of them here.

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