Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

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From left, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Martin Schulz with the Nobel diploma on the podium at the City Hall, Oslo, during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. The European Union has received this yearís Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital, for promoting "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights" in Europe for six decades following the tremendous devastation of World War II. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix, Pool)

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The European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10 for promoting peace and human rights in Europe following the devastation of World War II, and the bloc was urged to use that unity in its battle with the region's economic crisis.

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