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Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami to receive two French honorary plaques

The award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami is to receive two honorary plaques from France, IRNA reported from Tehran.

According to the French Embassy in Tehran Monday, the French minister of culture and communications will award the director with the `Commander' plaque, France's highest in the arts and literature.

Kiarostami is also slated to receive an honorary Ph.d. from a French higher education center at the end of 2003.

He is to receive the awards from France in recognition of his distinguished works.

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