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LONDON — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland's political and religious divides won the U.K.'s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday.

The Array Collective took the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize for "The Druithaib's Ball," a recreation of a traditional Irish shebeen, or speakeasy, that is full of references to 100 years of Northern Ireland history. Prize organizers said the collective's work tackles "urgent social and political issues affecting Northern Ireland with humor, seriousness and beauty."

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