Nominations for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

Director Geir Lundestad of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has announced that there are 237 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize 2010, out of which 38 are organizations. This is the highest number of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize ever.

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