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The President and First Lady with Ben and Sandra Jaffe in the Oval Office

2006 National Medal of Arts recipient and literary translator Gregory Rabassa accepts his award from President and Mrs. Laura Bush in an Oval Office ceremony on November 9, 2006. Mr. Rabassa's citation reads, "His masterful English translations of some of Latin America's finest contemporary literature continue to enhance our cultural understanding and enrich our lives." White House photo by Paul Morse.