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Sean Penn Knighted in Haiti

July 14, 2010 (7:08 am) GMT
The actor was among the 23 people honored for their effort to help Haiti recover after the earthquake in January.
Sean Penn

Actor and activist has received a top honor from Haiti's president in recognition of his work to boost relief efforts in the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake. The Hollywood star has been a regular visitor to Haiti and a major part of the recovery effort, helping to set up relief camps for more than 1.5 million Haitians still homeless six months on from the tremors.

He was among 23 honorees, including former U.S. president Bill Clinton and CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, lauded on the site of the presidential palace in Haiti's capital of Port-Au-Prince on Monday, July 12. They were 'knighted' and presented with medals and certificates by President Rene Preval.

The award ceremony took place exactly six months on from the earthquake, which struck the nation on January 12.

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