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May 22, 2008

French honor: Steven Spielberg met in Paris on Wednesday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who made the 61-year-old filmmaker an officer in the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his work in documenting the Holocaust and his efforts to help the war-racked Darfur region of Sudan.

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Swedish honor: Pink Floyd and soprano Renee Fleming were named winners of Sweden's 2008 Polar Music Prize on Wednesday. The British rock group and the American singer will each receive a cash prize of $168,000 at an Aug. 26 award ceremony in Stockholm, organizers said.

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