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Paul McCartney receives French Legion of Honour

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, September 8, 2012 18:23 EDT
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France's president Francois Hollande (L) speaks with former Beatles' singer Sir Paul Mc Cartney via AFP
 
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Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney received the French Legion of Honour award Saturday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, the president’s office said.

President Francois Hollande bestowed the medal on the British musician in the presence of his family but not the press, the office said in a statement, adding that the award was granted for his entire body of work.

The 70-year-old rock legend chronicled the ceremony on his Twitter account by posting several photos from the palace, including one with the caption “Guess where I am?”

Born in Liverpool, McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, earning him the title “Sir”.

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