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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 is going to be announced on Friday, October 9th, at 11:00 a.m. CET.

Nobelprize.org
There's a live-broadcast at the Nobel Prize homepage.
Announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize

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The previous years' polls can be found here:
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Nobel Peace Prize 2007: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:13 AM
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President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize!
"For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"

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http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/p...aureates/2009/
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:18 AM
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Wow, what a surprise.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091009/...Jlc2lkZW50b2Jh
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:37 AM
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Quite the honour. And an entirely unexpected recipient; at least for me.

Does this then mean the President will be either Stockholm or Oslo bound? If so, that's another royal family under his "belt"...
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:39 AM
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Olso, December 10th

Barack Obama will recieve the Nobel Peace Prize during the Award ceremony in Oslo on December 10th.
The members of the Norwegian Royal House will attend the ceremony (which takes place the same day as the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm).
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:35 AM
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Barack Obama will recieve the Nobel Peace Prize during the Award ceremony in Oslo on December 10th.
The members of the Norwegian Royal House will attend the ceremony (which takes place the same day as the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm).
Absolutely fantastic news!

BBC NEWS | Europe | Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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Old 10-09-2009, 07:00 AM
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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews - Yahoo! News
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:24 AM
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This was, IMO, an unfair decision.
The world is just like it was before his election. He didn't achieve anything yet...

According to the statement, he was awarded the for his noble "vision". I always thought the prize was given to someone who had actually done some Important work for peace.

Obama receiving a Nobel Prize days after he refused to meet with Dalai Lama, just to keep the so democratic China happy is ridiculous, IMO.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:44 AM
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Actually many people share your opinion.
The reactions to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize are mixed.

In Norway people seem to be very sceptic about the desicion of the Nobel Committee.

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"He may develop a violent ego"
Experts surprised that Obama got the Peace Prize - Article


"There will be people who will say this is a marvelous, inspired, award. ..But next year let's give it to Miss World."
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I was really shocked and a little disappointed when I heard about it. It is way too early for him to receiving an honor like this imo.
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I was very surprised today when I heard the news. I´ve always liked Obama, but that is, IMO, too much. I agree with other posters that it´s still very early for him, he has been president for less than a year.
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I agree that its too early for such a prestigious award.

I just hope everyone recognizes that President Obama didn't not seek or ask for the honor. Isn't there usually some type of backtalk that usually goes on. I mean, hints on who is going to get it. This came out of nowhere!
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I agree; it's way too early. I'm not an Obama fan at all, but even if I were, this wouldn't make much sense to me. He hasn't been in office long enough to do anything significant, good or bad, yet. The Nobel should be for people who have done something great, not people who might do something great or who are likely to do something great.
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I am actually not very impressed that President Obama has won this award. We can all have a "vision" of how we want the world to be, but following it through to a successful conclusion would be a good idea before awarding such an honour. I am not impressed that the President did not meet the Dalai Lama and if it is true that the reason was to keep China happy then this makes matters worse (I wouldn't mind so much if China actually contributed something worthwhile such as freedom, democracy and human/animal rights to the world).
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I'm not please that Obama did not meet with the Dalai Lama either, but he's reasons are political, I'm sure. He is a world leader, not just an activist, so the freedom to express his views fully is somewhat restricted, I think.

Congratulations Mr. President for winning such prestigious award, even if I think it was giving to him as a symbolic gesture! That's my take on it, anyway.
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It's very early for him.
I think this award should be for someone who had really done something for peace.
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It is a quite peculiar choice. I am sure there is another candidate, who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than the 44th President of the USA.
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I was really shocked and a little disappointed when I heard about it. It is way too early for him to receiving an honor like this imo.
I was quite shocked as well. While I'm a big Obama fan, I think it's too early in his presidency/life for such an honor. I'm not sure what he has done for the peace process to deserve this award, other than not be George W. Bush.
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It's very early for him.
I think this award should be for someone who had really done something for peace.
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I'm not sure what he has done for the peace process to deserve this award, other than not be George W. Bush.
I think this is the Nobel committee putting their personal political views--they like Obama and think he's really cool--over objective judgment of who really most deserves the award, which I think is a shame.
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I very much doubt that Mr Nobel had specified that recipients could be people with a vision. It would have been people who achieved and accomplished. Bearing in mind that the deadline for a candidate's name to be considered was 11 days after Mr Obama's inauguration, the whole process and decision seem a little too political on the committee's part.
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