President Barack Obama Receives Nobel Peace Prize
|President Barack Obama|
Less than a year after taking office, U.S. President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland announced the award in Oslo, praising Mr. Obama for what the committee called "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
President Obama made remarks from the White House Rose Garden shortly after being told of the award. Reactions from around the world and from within the U.S. provide insights into the political implications of the Prize award.