STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ Roxette was among Swedish artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and academics honored with achievement medals by King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson were honored Friday ``for appreciated achievements in Sweden and internationally as the music group Roxette.''

The pop duo's hits include ``Listen to Your Heart'' and ``Joyride.''

The king handed out 28 medals for achievements in a range of areas from science to the arts. Recipients included a judge, a gardener at one of the royal palaces and the king's sister, Princess Christina, who was honored for her work as chairwoman of the Swedish Red Cross.

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