Goksin Sipahioglu, second from left, a Turkish-born journalist and founder of Sipa Press, the international photo agency based in Paris, received France's top award, the Knight of the Legion of Honor, from French President Jacques Chirac at a ceremony Jan. 19 in the Elysee Palace. His wife, Phyllis Springer Sipahioglu, left, is a Lawrence native and Kansas University graduate. The couple reside in Paris. France's first lady, Bernadette Chirac, is at right.


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