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Obama leads Kennedy birthday tribute

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US President Barack Obama led a star-studded performance of "Happy Birthday" for veteran Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy on Sunday.

Senator Kennedy was celebrating a belated 77th birthday at an event hosted by Bill Cosby at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Mr Kennedy is one of the longest-serving US senators and has been receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

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