British poet laureate Ted Hughes receives the insignia of a Member of the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II Oct. 16

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British poet laureate Ted Hughes, left, receives the insignia of a Member of the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II Oct. 16. His publishers Faber and Faber said Oct. 29 that he has died following an 18-month battle against cancer. He was 68. (AP Photo/PA-FLS-Fiona Hanson)
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