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August 29, 2008
Word of the Nobel Peace Prize going to President Obama has been greeted by many in Kenya as a hometown victory. Since his election last year, Obama, whose grandmother and half-siblings still live in Kenya, has been a source of pride to Kenyans. Mama Sarah Obama, Obama's grandmother, is shown in August 2008 receiving a congratulatory phone call after her grandson gave the acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.