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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Portugal honours Irish rockers U2 for quarter century of humanitarian work

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Members of the Irish rock band U2 received Portugal's Order of Liberty, one of the country's highest honours, at a formal ceremony held before their concert Sunday in the Portuguese capital.

President Jorge Sampaio presented the medals to Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen in recognition of their work for humanitarian causes over the last 25 years, including heightening awareness on the debt issues facing developing countries.

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