CORRECTS DATE TO MONDAY SEPT. 26, 2011 FILE - In this file photo of Aug. 28, 2006 Wangari Maathai, Noble Peace Laureate and conservation heroine, right, is seen with United States president, Barrack ... more 
CORRECTS DATE TO MONDAY SEPT. 26, 2011 FILE - In this file photo of Aug. 28, 2006 Wangari Maathai, Noble Peace Laureate and conservation heroine, right, is seen with United States president, Barrack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she founded said Monday Sept. 26, 2011. She was 71. One of Kenya's most recognizable women, Maathai won her Nobel in 2004 for combining science and social activism. She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, where over 30 years she mobilized poor women to plant 30 million trees. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sayyid Abdul Azim, File
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