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Tutu praises 'wonderful' choice of Obama for Nobel

Sat Oct 10 04:34:52 EST 2009
Fri Oct 9 17:34:53 UTC 2009

Archbishop DESMOND TUTU has praised the decision to award US President BARACK OBAMA the Nobel Peace Prize.

TUTU says it's a very imaginative and somewhat surprising choice .. but wonderful.

He says OBAMA has had a very significant impact and his presidency has changed the temperature and almost everybody feels a little more hopeful about the world.

TUTU won the Nobel prize in 1984 for his long battle for a non-violent end to South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation.