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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Satirist Stephen Colbert speaks onstage at Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights 2013 Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner at New York Hilton Midtown on December 11, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Satirist Stephen Colbert speaks onstage at Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights 2013 Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner at New York Hilton Midtown on December 11, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

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