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Obama pay tribute to Martin Luther King's Nobel victory

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President Obama has received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.

In an evening banquet speech, Mr Obama said he thought that Martin Luther Kings's win in 1964, had helped the civil rights movement.

He said: "It helped highlight the fact it was not just a parochial struggle but a struggle for the ages".

He added that it "helped put the wind behind the sails" of a movement "that is largely responsible for Michelle and my presence here tonight".

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