U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for his calls to reduce the world's stockpile of nuclear weapons and working for world peace."
The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on Dec. 10.
The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts" to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.
The prizes for achievement in science, literature and peace were first awarded in 1901 accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and
businessman Alfred Nobel.
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