december 11, 2012 • 03:04 PM • updated in December 11, 2012 to 10:33 PM
European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize
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(From L-R) Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center Bente Erichsen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjorn Jagland, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso pose for a picture during the opening of an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo December 11, 2012. The European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday, an award which some past winners called unjustified but European leaders defended for recognising the stability and democracy brought to the continent after two world wars.