BARACK OBAMA was today awarded the Nobel peace prize -- only nine months after being sworn into office. The US president was given the FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2009 IN CINEMAS TODAY BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Obamagets the Nobel peace prize Awardafterjustninemonthsinoffice Paris flash em week Lilyjoins theusual SUSpects SEE PAGE NINE Lil black dress: Lily Allen, fresh from Paris Fashion Week, outside The Groucho Club last night McFAKIN HUNGER STRIKE ROWSEE PAGE FIVE illustrious award for his extra- ordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples. Although he had been mentioned in recent weeks as a possible recipi- ent, many believed it was too early for him to be given the prize. But today the Norwegian Nobel Committee made the surprise announcement, praising Mr Obamas Continued on Page 5 25M PROFIT FOR THE LONDON EYE SEE PAGE SEVEN Top honour: Barack Obama index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html