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Sean Penn knighted in Haiti

entertainment Updated: Jul 15, 2010 11:29 IST
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Hollywood actor Sean Penn has received a knighthood in recognition of his work to boost relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Haiti in January.

He was among 23 people, including former US president Bill Clinton and CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, knighted by Haitian President Rene Preval in Port-Au-Prince Monday, reports

They were presented with medals and certificates.

Sean PennThe Milk 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 after the quake.