Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

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.

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)
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)
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)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physiology or Medicine Dr John B. Gurdon, left, of Great Britain receives his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery, Pool)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physiology or Medicine Dr John B. Gurdon, left, of Great Britain receives his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery, Pool)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physiology or Medicine Dr John B. Gurdon, left, of Great Britain receives his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery, Pool)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature China's Mo Yan stands for the applause after receiving his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, not pictured, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature China's Mo Yan stands for the applause after receiving his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, not pictured, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature China's Mo Yan stands for the applause after receiving his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, not pictured, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 10: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (L) is followed by Irish prime minister Enda Kenny before addressing the press after a working luncheon at the Gamle Logen hosted by Norway's Prime Minister for the EU leaders while they attend the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. The European Union is collecting this year's prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for uniting the continent after two World Wars especially while during economic crisis. (Photo by Daniel Sannum-Lauten-Pool/Getty Images)
Nobel Peace Prize Concert - Oslo
OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 10: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (L) is followed by Irish prime minister Enda Kenny before addressing the press after a working luncheon at the Gamle Logen hosted by Norway's Prime Minister for the EU leaders while they attend the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. The European Union is collecting this year's prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for uniting the continent after two World Wars especially while during economic crisis. (Photo by Daniel Sannum-Lauten-Pool/Getty Images)

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