Barack Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Former editor of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee (C) returns to his seat as baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) look on after Bradlee was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
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