U.S. President Barack Obama who arrived with his wife Michelle Obama, is all set to collect the Nobel Peace prize award at a ceremony in this chilly, damp Nordic capital

President Barack Obama is reflecting on past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, praising many for giving “voice to the voiceless.”

Mr. Obama’s first stop in Oslo on Thursday was the Norwegian Nobel Institute, where the Nobel committee meets to decide who wins the prestigious prize. He signed the Nobel guest book there and told reporters it was important to talk about what he had written.

He thanked the committee members and noted the pictures on the wall of former winners. He singled out the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., saying that the prize increased the civil rights leader’s stature in the world and elevated his cause at home.

Mr. Obama formally receives his Nobel medal and diploma at a ceremony in this chilly, damp Nordic capital later Thursday.

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