Tony Blair to be awarded Liberty Medal

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Tony Blair, the former prime minister, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Liberty Medal, as well as a $100,000 cash prize.

The medal, previously awarded to rock singer and human rights activist Bono, Nelson Mandela and former US president Jimmy Carter will be presented to Mr Blair on September 13 in Philadelphia by former President Bill Clinton.

The National Constitution Center offers history-based exhibits focused on the U.S. Constitution and gives the annual award to those whose actions represent the founding principles of the United States.

In January last year he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former US president George W Bush "in recognition of exemplary achievement and to convey the utmost esteem of the American people"....

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