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# This is a really old post, in the comments (and stackoverflow too) you'll find better solutions.
def find(key, dictionary):
for k, v in dictionary.iteritems():
if k == key:
yield v
elif isinstance(v, dict):
for result in find(key, v):
yield result
elif isinstance(v, list):
for d in v:
for result in find(key, d):
yield result
example = {'app_url': '', 'models': [{'perms': {'add': True, 'change': True, 'delete': True}, 'add_url': '/admin/cms/news/add/', 'admin_url': '/admin/cms/news/', 'name': ''}], 'has_module_perms': True, 'name': u'CMS'}
list(find('admin_url', example))
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