Obama honours Stephen Hawking

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    President Barack Obama has awarded Professor Stephen Hawking the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's top civilian honour, at a ceremony held in the White House today. Hawking, Cambridge University's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, commented, "I am delighted and honoured to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It is a great privilege to be awarded the Medal, especially by President Obama, whom I admire deeply".

    More on the award here: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2009081102.

    More on Hawking: www.hawking.org.uk
    Or: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

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    1. innpictime ζ♠♠ρﭐḉ†ﭐᶬ₹ Ȝ͏۞°ʖ 68 months ago | reply

      An excellent candid and a well-deserved honour.

    2. willDavis! 68 months ago | reply

      Watched it on the telly a while ago!

      Stunning portrair as usual, Sir.

    3. Ghosia Ahmed 68 months ago | reply

      Congratulations to Prof Hawking - He's such an inspirational character.

    4. kakeyzz---- 68 months ago | reply

      congratulation Stephen Hawking...great shot thanks for sharing have a great days..!!!

    5. green little monster 68 months ago | reply

      great momentum.....the right one

    6. gold bmw [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Fantastic achievement for such a great man!
      I'm still here Sir - going to Ireland on the 21st. Managed to sort out my internet problems of yesterday :-)

    7. shaari. 68 months ago | reply

      great portrait of a great man :-)

    8. mitumo 68 months ago | reply

      he is an amazing scientist and you are a lucky man to get a picture of him!

    9. ggabor 68 months ago | reply

      indeed...we all need to be reminded of the power of the human spirit

    10. mattpa 68 months ago | reply

      Just don't let him near a potential Dalek

    11. Texas Finn 68 months ago | reply

      Another excellent tribute, my friend.

    12. grah44 68 months ago | reply

      An excellent portrait of this outstanding man.

    13. Maria Yu 68 months ago | reply

      this is historical! great work!

    14. sleeky2007 68 months ago | reply

      another fantastic portrait, sir

    15. NasB 67 months ago | reply

      Awesome personality!
      Great accolade.

    16. helen sotiriadis 67 months ago | reply

      another one! wonderful!

    17. DaveKav 67 months ago | reply

      A well deserved honour.

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