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No the position is drawn. White only has to go back and forth between g1 and h1, and black will never be able to force him out. To do so, he would need a light-squared bishop, because the queening-square of the pawn is a light square. And is the black king tries to approach, it will end in a stalemate. Here's an example:
black could win if white moved his king away from the corner but there is no point doing so, a draw it is.
It might be worth pointing out that this is the ONLY case where a bishop and a pawn does not win, when the opposing side has nothing.
Bishop + Wrong-Coloured Rook Pawn = Draw
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