Musician Aretha Franklin acknowledges the applause as she receives a honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the 363rd Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 29, ... more 
Musician Aretha Franklin acknowledges the applause as she receives a honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the 363rd Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 29, 2014. Also pictured are fellow honorary degree recipients botanist Peter Raven (bottom L), author Isabel Allende (bottom 2nd L) and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (bottom R). REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT) less 
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Thu, May 29, 2014 1:22 PM EDT