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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

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By Alexander Smith  with NBC News World News
Image: The front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laurea
The front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.   -   Copyright  Berit Roald

LONDON — Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

"Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of war-time sexual violence. Fellow laureate Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.