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PICS: Obama makes Ellen DeGeneres cry in emotional medal ceremony

2016-11-23 07:26
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Cape Town – Ellen DeGeneres was one of 21 Americans awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.

But the emotional show host almost didn’t make it!

While everyone else was allowed in, Ellen was left waiting outside because she forgot her ID.

Here Ellen is patiently waiting to get into the White House:

Never-the-less Ellen eventually made it in and made a grand entrance – she got everyone present in the East Room of the White House to participate in the #MannequinChallenge!

Watch the video here:

I'm in.

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POTUS presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts.

Some other familiar faces to receive a medal included Tom Hanks, Rob De Niro, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Robert Redford, Bruce Spingsteen, Michael Jordan and Bill Gates.

See pics here:

(Photos: Getty Images)

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