Bono receives the German Media Prize.
Irish-born U2 lead singer Bono shows his trophy after being awarded the German Media Prize Jan. 24 in Baden-Baden, southern Germany. At left is Media Control founder Karl-Heinz Koegel, at right applauding is Joschka Fischer, the former German Foreign Minister. The prize is awarded annually to world leaders who achieved press coverage of unusual importance. With his presence in philanthropic endeavors such as the global Live 8 awareness concerts, as well as U2's hit album "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb," and sharing Time magazine's "Person of the Year" honor, it was quite the year for Bono.