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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today about President Barack Obama's selection as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

"I extend congratulations today to President Barack Obama. While it is unusual for this award to go to a President at the beginning of his administration, this recognition illustrates the potential that the President of the United States has in fostering peace throughout the world, and in America's important and significant responsibility to be a broker for peace and liberty."

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