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    2010 Medal of Freedom Recipients

    President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 2010 recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian award and recognizes exceptional…

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    World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration

    French President Emmanuel Macron made keynote remarks at a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the centennial of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I between Germany and allied powers. The event began with bells…

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    Harvard Convocation Ceremony

    Senator Edward Kennedy received an honorary degree at a special Harvard convocation. Speakers paid tribute to Senator Kennedy’s life in public service and contributions to both American…

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    September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center

    On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the National September 11 Memorial was dedicated. It pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror…

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    Noble Peace Prize Ceremony

    The program began with music by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Then, Mohamed El Baradei gave the Nobel lecture upon being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony at Oslo City Hall.…

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    2001 National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony

    President and Mrs. Bush presented medals to the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for the year 2001. The evening also featured entertainment…

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    Katharine Graham Funeral Service

    Dignitaries, family members and mourners gathered at the National Cathedral to reflect on the life and career of Katharine Graham.

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    Conference on Culture and Diplomacy

    Following welcoming remarks, participants talked about the importance of art and culture and how it affects the process of globalization. Among the topics they addressed were the role of…

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    Official Dinner for Chinese Premier

    Ann Stock discussed the protocol and preparations for a state dinner, and the invited guests. White House chefs and other described their preparations and musicians were shown practicing.…

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    National Endowment for the Arts Funding

    The House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee heard testimony from several businessmen and members of the art community. A videotape of a ballet performance was shown during Ms. Levitzky’s…

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