Diana Ross, Tom Hanks are among a host of notable names honoured by President Obama

Bruce Springsteen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on November 22.

Springsteen was honoured by President Barack Obama alongside a host of notable names, including Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates and Ellen Degeneres. The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honour that can be awarded in the US.

As Pitchfork reports, President Obama hailed Springsteen and his fellow recipients as “extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits, strengthened our union, pushed us towards progress.”

Watch the full coverage of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony below.

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