WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the 2010 National Humanities Medal to author Joyce Carol Oates during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on March 2, ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the 2010 National Humanities Medal to author Joyce Carol Oates during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama presented the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) less 
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