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Springsteen and De Niro awarded Kennedy honour by Obama

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Stars including Bruce Springsteen, Mel Brooks and Robert De Niro have been presented with Kennedy Center honours by President Obama at the White House.

The Kennedy Center annually awards figures from the world of arts for their contribution to US culture.

Actress Sharon Stone congratulated and praised actor Robert De Niro on his honour as she arrived for the event.

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