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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 04:01 AM
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Breaking News: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
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Edited on Fri Oct-09-09 04:20 AM by maddezmom
Source: BBC

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The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples".

The committee highlighted Mr Obama's efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.

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"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Norwegian committee said as the prize was announced.

"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."



Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8298580.stm
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