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Tony Blair wins award for work on peace in Ireland and Middle East

TONY BLAIR has been awarded the 2010 Liberty Medal with a prize of $100,000 by the National Constitution Centre  in Philadelphia, USA, for his work towards peace in Ireland and the Middle East.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter praised Blair's "relentless pursuit of a long-elusive peace" in Ireland as British prime minister and his "dedication to the Middle East peace process".

The former prime minister says he will donate the $100,000 prize money to two of his charities: the Tony Blair Foundation and the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20100701_Tony_Blair_to_receive_2010_Liberty_Medal.html

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