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Oslo crowds celebrate Peace Prize win

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 00:53

Crowds gather in Oslo to congratulate the Nobel Peace Prize laureates on their win. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Hundreds of people gathered outside the Grand Hotel in Oslo on Thursday night (December 10) to celebrate the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was won by Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet, which was given the award for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The four members of the Quartet appeared on the balcony of their hotel to wave to the cheering crowds below. They were presented with their diploma and medal earlier in the day. The Quartet of the Tunisian General Labor Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers was formed in the summer of 2013. It won the award for the role it played in the peaceful transition of power in Tunisia in a region struggling with violence and upheaval. With a new constitution, free elections and a compromise arrangement between Islamist and secular leaders, Tunisia has been held up as a model of how to make the transition to a democracy from dictatorship. Last year Tunisia held successful legislative and presidential elections but the country has been hit by violence this year. In March, Islamist gunmen killed 21 tourists in an attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, and 38 foreigners were killed in an assault on a Sousse beach hotel in June. In neighboring Sweden, the Nobel Prize winners in literature, chemistry, physics, medicine and economics gathered in Stockholm to receive their prizes from the King of Sweden. Each of the prizes is worth 8 million Swedish crowns ($949,440).

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Oslo crowds celebrate Peace Prize win

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 00:53