Obama receives Nobel peace prize in Oslo (photos)

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on December 10 2009 11:14 AM

The US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel peace prize Thursday in Oslo with a medallion and $1.4 million dollars in prize money.

Obama said in a speech at the award ceremony that violent conflict would not be eradicated in our lifetimes, there would be times when nations would need to fight just wars and he would not stand idle in the face of threats to the American people.

The White House says he will donate the prize money to charity.

Below are photos from the award ceremony:

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive for the Nobel ceremony at the Oslo Hall, December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Bjorn Sigurdson/Scanpix Norway

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama is presented with his diploma and medal by Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland (L) during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama poses with his diploma and medal after receiving the prize at the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland (L) applauds as Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama holds his diploma and medal after receiving the prize at the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Norwegian King Harald at the Royal Castle in Oslo December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Sannum Lauten/Pool

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