Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- United States President George W. Bush makes remarks before he and first lady Laura Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from  during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006.  From left to right: Ruth Johnson Colvin, Norman C. Francis, Paul Johnson, Riley "B.B." King, Joshua Lederberg, David McCullough, Norman Y. Mineta, Warren O'Neill, William Safire, Natan Sahransky (obscured), and President Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civil award.  It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors"<br />
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Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- United States President George W. Bush makes remarks before he and first lady Laura Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006. From left to right: Ruth Johnson Colvin, Norman C. Francis, Paul Johnson, Riley "B.B." King, Joshua Lederberg, David McCullough, Norman Y. Mineta, Warren O'Neill, William Safire, Natan Sahransky (obscured), and President Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civil award. It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors"
Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP

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Date: 15 Dec 2006
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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