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In pictures: Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa captured the imagination of the world with her dedication to the poor. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of "the throwaway of society".
Mother Teresa with Pope Paul VI
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Mother Teresa's work with the order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity, is recognised by the Vatican. Here, she kisses a statuette of Jesus after being awarded the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize by Pope Paul VI in 1971.
Mother Teresa in Belfast
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When the West started to take notice of Mother Teresa in the 1970s, she was known primarily for her work with the poor in Calcutta. Here, in 1971, she meets children in Belfast before opening a mission there.
Mother Teresa with an orphan in Calcutta
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Mother Teresa cradles an armless baby girl at her order's orphanage in Calcutta in 1978. The order now helps the sick, the destitute and the dying in more than 100 countries.
Mother Teresa at a ceremony at Oslo University
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By the late 1970s, Mother Teresa was known around the world as the Living Saint. Here she receives the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize from Professor John Sanness.
Mother Teresa with a Bhopal victim
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Here, Mother Teresa comforts a young victim of the Bhopal gas disaster in India. The disaster occurred in December 1984, killing thousands.
Mother Teresa bows to President Reagan while his wife Nancy looks on
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In June 1985, Mother Teresa was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Reagan, who said of her: "Some people, some very few people are, in the truest sense, citizens of the world; Mother Teresa is."
Pope Jean Paul II with Mother Teresa outside the Home of the Dying in Calcutta
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Mother Teresa joins Pope John Paul II in the Popemobile on his 1986 visit to Calcutta. The Pope used Mother Teresa as a spokesperson for papal causes.
Mother Teresa stands at the balcony of her residence
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Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity sing Happy Birthday to Mother Teresa on her 80th birthday. The Nobel Peace laureate was born in Skopje in 1910.
Princess Diana and Mother Teresa met for 40 minutes
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Princess Diana walks with Mother Teresa after a private meeting at a convent in the Bronx, New York, in June 1997. The two women died within days of each other less than two months later.
Crowds strain to see Mother Teresa before her burial in Calcutta
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Mother Teresa died on 5 September 1997 and was buried eight days later. Despite a steady drizzle, tens of thousands of people turned out in Calcutta to say farewell.


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