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Stephen Hawking

Britain's Professor Stephen Hawking is presented with his illuminated Freedom scroll by the Chamberlain of the City of London Peter Kane as he receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London. Hawking was presented the City of London Corporation's highest award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to theoretical physics and cosmology.

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Pope Francis greets physicist Stephen Hawking during an audience with participants at a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, at the Vatican.

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Professor Stephen Hawking

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