Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama poses with his diploma and medal next to the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern Jagland (L) during the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2009. The president faces a tricky task of reconciling the revered honor with his decision just last week to send 30,000 troops to escalate the war in Afghanistan, a move which tripled the US force there since he took office.  AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX NORWAY / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)