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In Pictures: Selfie worthy of the Order of Canada

David Johnston,, Governor General of Canada, awards recipients of the Order of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa. The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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Canadian writer Douglas Coupland (L) takes a 'selfie' with Governor General David Johnston after being awarded the rank of Officer in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Musician Ronnie Hawkins (L) reacts while being awarded the rank of Honourary Officer in the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Inuit artist Elisapee Ishulutaq shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston after being awarded the rank of Member in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa .

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Rabbi Reuven Bulka (L) shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston after being awarded the rank of Member in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston invests Sandra Rotman of Toronto into the Order of Canada to during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Retired Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk (L) is awarded the the rank of Officer in the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston invests Dick Irvin into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston invests Janice MacKinnon of Saskatoon, Sask., into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Retired Canadian astronaut Dave Williams (L) shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston after being awarded the rank of Officer in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston invests Carole Laure, of Montreal, as an Officer of the Order of Canada by during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Canadian businessman Donald Sobey (L) shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston after being awarded the rank of Member in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston invests Shelagh Day, of Vancouver, into the Order of Canada to during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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