Bangladeshi Economist Claims Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist known as the "banker to the poor," was awareded the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday in Oslo, Norway.
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Bangladeshi Economist Claims Nobel Peace Prize

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Bangladeshi Economist Claims Nobel Peace Prize

Bangladeshi Economist Claims Nobel Peace Prize

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Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus holds the Nobel medal and diploma at Oslo Town Hall Dec. 10, 2006. The micro-credit pioneer from Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace prize for his work to end poverty. Daniel Sannum Lauten/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus holds the Nobel medal and diploma at Oslo Town Hall Dec. 10, 2006. The micro-credit pioneer from Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace prize for his work to end poverty.

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

This year's Nobel Peace Prize was announced in Stockholm, Sweden today.

Unidentified Man: I call upon the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2006, Mohammed Yunus, to come forward to receive the gold medal and the diploma.