Boxer Muhammad Ali honored by the World Economic Forum

Boxing legend &to=' target=_blank>Muhammad Ali was honored at the World Economic Forum on Saturday for his efforts to promote dialogue and understanding between the Muslim and Western worlds.

Clad in a black suit and accompanied by his wife, Yolanda, Ali stood up shakily to receive the first-ever prize from the Council of 100 Leaders, a group formed at the forum's annual meeting two years ago to promote understanding between the West and Muslims.

Prince Turki al Faisal of Saudi Arabia called the award an extension of the C-100's goal to promote innovative thinking.

"This global community, drawn from public figures and other leaders in business, media, religion, civil society and academia, has an unparalleled capacity to mobilize practical change," he said.

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