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October 9, 2009

The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Barack Obama. BBC News:

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

The analysis by Paul Reynolds sums up many peoples’ feelings about the choice:

The award is certainly unexpected and might be regarded as more of an encouragement for intentions than a reward for achievements.