Barack Obama wins the Nobel peace prize

Friday October 9, 2009

He has won a Grammy, become the first African American to be elected to the White House and written two best-selling books. 

And it seems that US leader Barack Obama isn't done when it comes to outstanding achievements.

The politician has been announced as the winner of the 2009 Nobel peace prize. 

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

In particular they underlined his efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.

The laureate wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).

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