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Pacino honoured with medal by President Obama

Feb 13, 2012 | 12:15pm EST

The stars were among the 17 honorees feted at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday (13Feb12) - Oscar winner Pacino and Tillis joined sculptor Martin Puryear and pianist Andre Watts as the recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Arts, while award-winning poet John Ashbery and pianist/author Charles Rosen were among those presented with the National Humanities Medal.

Obama told the guests of honour, "We are told we are divided as a people, then suddenly the arts have the power to bring us together. You... bring new possibilities to all of us. That's a special trait."

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