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Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Barack Obama presented the nation's highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports.

Published: November 20, 2013

President Barack Obama greets former President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, before awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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