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McCartney, 'God particle' scientist honored by Queen Elizabeth

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Cast members Ewan McGregor (L), Naomi Watts (C) and Tom Holland pose at the gala presentation for the film 'The Impossible' at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in this September 9, 2012, file photo. Days after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, actress Naomi Watts took part in a fundraising telethon spearheaded by George Clooney to help the region's hundreds of thousands of people in 14 nations whose lives were shattered. Little did Watts know that eight years later she would be starring in 'The Impossible,' out in the U.S. movie theaters on December 21, 2012, about a real family's experience in Thailand. The tsunami and earthquake killed more than 5,000 people, and resulted in 2,800 missing in that country alone. REUTERS/Mike Cassese/Files (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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LONDON — Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the “God particle,” are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.

The list is particularly heavy with Britain's Olympic heroes, but it includes “Star Wars” actor Ewan McGregor and eccentric English singer Kate Bush. All of Britain's gold medalists from this year's games were on the list. Cyclist Bradley Wiggins will be knighted.

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