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New U.S. Postage Stamp Honors Mother Teresa

This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the postage stamp honoring Mother Teresa for her humanitarian work. The 44-cent stamp showing a portrait of the Roman Catholic nun was released Thursday during a ceremony at Washington's National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (AP Photo/USPS)
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Mother Teresa is being recognized for her humanitarian work with the issuance of a new U.S. postage stamp.

The 44-cent stamp showing a portrait of the Roman Catholic nun is being released at a ceremony Sunday at Washington's National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Mother Teresa won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her half-century of work with the sick and destitute of India and other areas. She was declared an honorary U.S. citizen by a joint resolution of Congress in 1996.