November 23, 2016 22:24 IST

Medals of Freedom: Obama awards his last Presidential medals to Robert de Niro, Diana Ross, Tom Hanks and others

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U.S. President Barack Obama awards NBA star Michael Jordan the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to singer Diana Ross during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Melinda and Bill Gates during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor Tom Hanks during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor Robert DeNiro in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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President Barack Obama awards artist and designer Maya Lin the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Credit: Reuters
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President Barack Obama awards polymath scientist Richard Garwin the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Credit: Reuters