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Afghan President Karzai Receives Philadelphia Liberty Medal


April 18, 2005

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Afghan President Karzai, left, accompanied by Diplomatic Security special agents.

July 4, 2004
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Under the watch of Diplomatic Security special agents, Afghan President Hamid Karzai holds the Philadelphia Liberty Medal awarded to him by Mayor John Street at a ceremony at Independence Hall. President Karzai said the medal's $100,000 prize will go to support Afghan children who have been orphaned in the recent conflicts.

Photo credit: AP/Wide World Photo
Released on April 18, 2005 

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