Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment to be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom. [14 photos total]

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Actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) #
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Former NBA star Michael Jordan. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) #
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Singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) #
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TV personality Ellen DeGeneres. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) #
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Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson) #
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Singer, songwriter, record producer and actress Diana Ross. (REUTERS/Andrea De Silva) #
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Actress Cicely Tyson. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) #
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Actor and producer Robert De Niro. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) #
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo) #
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Actor, director, producer, environmentalist and businessman Robert Redford. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #
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Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports #
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Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) #
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American architect Frank Gehry. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier) #
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Designer and artist Maya Lin. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) #

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