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Al Gore wins Nobel peace prize

Al Gore in a still from 'An Inconvenient Truth'Congratulations are in order for Al Gore today, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with the UN Climate Change panel.

The award is in recognition of Gore’s work in raising awareness of climate change, with the film An Inconvenient Truth, the Live Earth concerts, and his relentless speaking tours. More info from the guardian.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year to the individual who has done the most “done the most or the best work for between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” Previous winners include Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and Muhammed Yunus.

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