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Oct 9, 2009 11:38 AM by sleonard

Obama lauds Peace Prize, says work just started

WASHINGTON (AP) - A beaming President Barack Obama says he's honored to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but says he isn't sure he's done enough to earn it.
Appearing in the Rose Garden Friday, Obama acknowledged he was "both surprised and deeply humbled" to win the award.
He said he does not "view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments," but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the United States and the world. Obama said, "I do not feel
that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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