With an unbelievable 800 accredited members of the press attending this year’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, I made sure to arrive relatively early to make it inside Oslo City Hall. After nearly 2 hours waiting in line, my bags were searched, and I was led into the press gallery.
I will post a full update, with audio, later tonight, but here are images from the day, from my vantage point.
UPDATE: Report from Oslo
President Barack Obama
President Obama delivers his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize
President Barack Obama listens to his introduction at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
President Obama delivers his acceptance speech for the Nobel prize.
Mrs. Michelle Obama (center)
President Obama and a member of the Nobel selection committee.
The view from the press gallery at Oslo City Hall
The Norwegian royal family at the Peace Prize ceremony
Will Smith at the Nobel ceremony
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Nobel Peace Prize
Wyclef Jean at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
White House adviser David Axelrod after the Nobel ceremony.
Before the Nobel ceremony the city hall was relatively quiet.
Before the ceremony
Oslo Grand Hotel
Helicopters circle Oslo ahead of President Obama’s arrival
Banners in the street in Oslo
A warm welcome to me
Manholes are secured for the President’s visit
Nighttime in Oslo, near a downtown shopping center.