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US President George W. Bush laughs with 'To Kill A Mockingbird' novelist Harper Lee before presenting her with the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom to 05 November 2007 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The award is the highest civilian honour given by the president in recognition of meritorious contribution to the US and to world peace. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President George W. Bush laughs with 'To Kill A Mockingbird' novelist Harper Lee before presenting her with the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom to 05 November 2007 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The award is the highest civilian honour given by the president in recognition of meritorious contribution to the US and to world peace. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)