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Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel Prize as 'gift from heaven'

  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, centre, speaks with, from 2nd left to right, Colombian First Lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, deputy chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen and director of the Nobel Institute, Olav Njolstad, prior of the dinner hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Friday Dec. 9, 2016.  President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to Colombia and an end to its civil war. (Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix POOL via AP)

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, centre, speaks with, from 2nd left to right, Colombian First Lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, deputy chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen and director of the Nobel Institute, Olav Njolstad, prior of the dinner hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Friday Dec. 9, 2016. President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to Colombia and an end to its civil war. (Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix POOL via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pose with the medal and diploma during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on Saturday Dec. 10, 2016. President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. (Lise Aaserud / NTB scanpix via AP)

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pose with the medal and diploma during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on Saturday Dec. 10, 2016. President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. (Lise Aaserud / NTB scanpix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, right, speaks with, left - right, deputy chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn and Thorbjoern Jagland prior of the dinner hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Friday Dec. 9, 2016.  President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to Colombia and an end to its civil war. (Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix POOL via AP)

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, right, speaks with, left - right, deputy chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn and Thorbjoern Jagland prior of the dinner hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Friday Dec. 9, 2016. President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to Colombia and an end to its civil war. (Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix POOL via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

In prepared remarks, Santos described the award as a "gift from heaven" and dedicated it to all Colombians, particularly the victims of the country's half-century-long civil war.