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President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Obama joins the ranks of remarkable world leaders and peace ambassadors including Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela.

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President Barack Obama has been focused on mending strained relations between the United States and the rest of the world.

In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end racial segregation and discrimination through non-violent means.

In 1979, Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian efforts and advocacy of the poor and helpless. A year later, she won the Baharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, for her humanitarian work.

In 1993, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in response to his work to end apartheid. Mandela was elected President of South Africa a year later. For his work, Mandela has received more than one hundred awards over four decades.

Author: Ashley McMahon, Marketing Manager
Published: Oct 9, 12:59 PM

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