DECEMBER 2009 – PART II
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TRIP

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama depart the White House in Washington for Oslo, Norway, where he will receive the Nobel Peace Prize, December 9, 2009.
——–REUTERS/Larry Downing


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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama board the Air Force One at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on December 9, 2009 en route to Oslo, Norway, to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. Controversy mounted over the choice Obama as the Nobel Peace Prize laureate on the eve of the award ceremony in Oslo.
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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at Oslo International Airport, Gardermoen, Norway Thursday Dec. 10, 2009 where he will receive his Nobel Peace Prize medal later Thursday.
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk off Air Force One upon their arrival at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, where Obama will receive his Nobel Peace Prize medal later Thursday.
——AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and his wife Michelle (R) are greeted at the steps of Air Force One as they arrive in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony to be held later at Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. ———–REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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US President Barack Obama signs the Nobel guest book as First Lady Michelle Obama, behind, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern Jagland, left, and committee member, Sissel Roenbeck, right, look on during a Nobel signing ceremony at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
———AP Photo/Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby, Pool

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US President Barack Obama passes the book to his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, to sign during the Nobel Signing Ceremony at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
——AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama writes in the guest book of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo December 10, 2009. She arrived with her husband U.S. President Barack Obama in the Norwegian capital on Thursday to accept his Nobel Peace Prize.
———REUTERS/Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix Norway

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US President Barack Obama talks with Nobel Institute Executive Director Geir Lundestad, second from left, as First Lady Michelle Obama, second from right, and others look on during a Nobel Signing Ceremony at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
——AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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OSLO, NORWAY – DECEMBER 10: Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Mr Obama was awarded the Nobel prize in October in recognition of his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.
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OSLO, NORWAY – DECEMBER 10: Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall on December 10, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Mr Obama was awarded the Nobel prize in October in recognition of his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.
——Jan Johannessen/Getty Images

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OSLO, NORWAY – DECEMBER 10: Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to leave after the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Mr Obama was awarded the Nobel prize in October in recognition of his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.
—–Jan Johannessen/Getty Images

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U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama speaks with his wife, First Lady Michele Obama, after his Nobel lecture at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, December 10, 2009. Obama accepted the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, acknowledging the controversy over the choice of a wartime president and saying he reserved the right to take action to protect the United States.
——–REUTERS/John McConnico/Pool

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle pose with, from left, Queen Sonja of Norway, King Harald of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, when they were received at the Royal Palace in Oslo Thursday Dec. 10, 2009. prior to the Nobel ceremony in the City Hall.
——-AP Photo/Lise Aserud, Scanpix Norway, pool

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US President Barack Obama, right and First Lady Michelle, left, are greeted by King Harald of Norway, center, at the Royal Palace in Oslo Thursday Dec. 10, 2009 watched by Queen Sonja of Norway, third left, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, background, prior to the Nobel ceremony in the City Hall.
——AP Photo/Scanpix/Lise Aserud, Pool

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sign the guestbook at the Royal Palace in Oslo after meeting with the Norwegian Royal Family Thursday Dec. 10, 2009. President Obama is in Oslo to receive the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
——AP Photo/Berit Roald / Scanpix Norway, Pool

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OSLO, NORWAY – DECEMBER 10: US President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama gives his Nobel lecture at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Mr Obama was awarded the Nobel prize in October in recognition of his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.
——-Jan Johannessen/Getty Images

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U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama holds up his medal and diploma as he poses with Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2009. The United States must uphold moral standards when waging wars that are necessary and justified, Obama said on Thursday as he accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace.
——–REUTERS/John McConnico/Pool

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President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama poses with his medal and diploma at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
—–AP Photo/Odd Andersen

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Norwegian Nobel Committee members, chairman Thorbjoern Jagland, Kaci Kullmann Five, Sissel Marie Roenbeck and Inger-Marie Ytterhorn (2nd L-R) listen as Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama (L) delivers the Nobel Lecture during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. The Nobel committee is awarding the peace prize to Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” and cited his push for nuclear disarmament.
———REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. actor Will Smith and his daugther Willow, left, applauds President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, at the end of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
——-AP Photo/Odd Andersen

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U.S. jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding performs during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. The Nobel committee is awarding the peace prize to U.S. President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples and cited his push for nuclear disarmament.
——-REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang acknowledges applause during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. The Nobel committee is awarding the peace prize to U.S. President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples and cited his push for nuclear disarmament.
——–REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Valerie Jarrett, a guest of U.S. President Barack Obama, cries during the Nobel lecture at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, December 10, 2009. Obama accepted the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, acknowledging the controversy over the choice of a wartime president and saying he reserved the right to take action to protect the United States.
———REUTERS/John McConnico/Pool

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U.S. actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their daughter Willow (C) attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo City Hall December 10, 2009. The Nobel committee is awarding the peace prize to U.S. President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples and cited his push for nuclear disarmament. ——REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wave from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo before attending the Nobel banquet December 10, 2009. Earlier in the day, Obama accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace.
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves with his wife Michelle (L) from a balcony of the Grand Hotel, protected by bullet-proof glass, after he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo December 10, 2009. The United States must uphold moral standards when waging wars that are necessary and justified, Obama said on Thursday as he accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace. In a speech at the award ceremony in Oslo, Obama said 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.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle smile toward well-wishers from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo before attending the Nobel banquet December 10, 2009. Earlier in the day, Obama accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace.
———REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle (L) arrive with Norwegian King Harald (2nd L) and Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland (R) for the Nobel Banquet in Oslo December 10, 2009.
——-REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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The head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad walks in front of guests, from left to right, Thorbjon Jagland, head of the Nobel committee, First Lady Michelle Obama, US President Barack Obama, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, at a banquet in Obama’s honor in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama arrive at the Grand Hotel in Oslo before attending the Nobel banquet December 10, 2009. Obama, accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace, on Thursday defended the right of the United States to wage “just wars” like the one in Afghanistan. In a speech at the award ceremony in Oslo, preceded by a fanfare of trumpets, Obama declared he would not “stand idle” in the face of threats to the United States.
———REUTERS/Lise Aserud/Scanpix

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Nobel Peace Prize winner U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle look back as they enter their aircraft to leave Oslo Airport December 11, 2009. Obama was awarded the Peace Prize in Oslo yesterday.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stride in sync as they return to the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, after traveling to Norway where was given the Nobel Peace Prize.
—–AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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