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United States President Barack Obama presented the 2010 National Humanities Medal to author Philip Roth in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 2, 2011. President Obama awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees. Roth was honored "for his contributions to American letters. Mr. Roth is the author of 24 novels, including Portnoy’s Complaint and American Pastoral, which won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, and his criticism has appeared in our leading literary journals." (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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