Washington, DC - August 12, 2009 -- United States President Barack Obama (R) presents Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier the 2009 Medal of Freedom.  The award is the highest honor a civilian can achieve for being recognized for their outstanding achievements in life. The award were given to Stephen Hawking, Ted Kennedy, Billie Jean King, Harvey Milk (posthumously) , Sandra Day O'Connor, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Nancy Goodman Brinker, Jack Kemp (posthumously), Reverend Joseph Lowery, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, Mary Robinson, Janet Davison Rowley, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Chita Rivera, and Sidney Poitier..Credit: Gary Fabiano / Pool via CNP
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Washington, DC - August 12, 2009 -- United States President Barack Obama (R) presents Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier the 2009 Medal of Freedom. The award is the highest honor a civilian can achieve for being recognized for their outstanding achievements in life. The award were given to Stephen Hawking, Ted Kennedy, Billie Jean King, Harvey Milk (posthumously) , Sandra Day O'Connor, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Nancy Goodman Brinker, Jack Kemp (posthumously), Reverend Joseph Lowery, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, Mary Robinson, Janet Davison Rowley, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Chita Rivera, and Sidney Poitier..Credit: Gary Fabiano / Pool via CNP

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Date: 12 Aug 2009
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Gary Fabiano - Pool via CNP
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