Nobel Prize winners 2012

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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso receives flowers from Atle Leikvoll, Norway's Ambassador to the European Union, at the EC headquarters in Brussels after the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. Reuters/Yves Herman

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso receives flowers from Atle Leikvoll, Norway's Ambassador to the European Union, at the EC headquarters in Brussels after the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. Reuters/Yves Herman

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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso makes a speech at the EC headquarters in Brussels after the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. Reuters/Yves Herman

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso makes a speech at the EC headquarters in Brussels after the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. Reuters/Yves Herman

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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend a joint news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. Reuters/Thierry Roge

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend a joint news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. Reuters/Thierry Roge

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Chinese writer Mo Yan speaks to journalists after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in Gaomin in central China's Shandong province. AP

Chinese writer Mo Yan speaks to journalists after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in Gaomin in central China's Shandong province. AP

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Robert Lefkowitz, professor of medicine, talks about winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry at a press conference at the Duke University School of Nursing. Reuters/Jared Lazarus/Duke Photography

Robert Lefkowitz, professor of medicine, talks about winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry at a press conference at the Duke University School of Nursing. Reuters/Jared Lazarus/Duke Photography

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Brian Kobilka, a professor at Stanford University, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Stanford, California, after winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry. AP/Tony Avelar

Brian Kobilka, a professor at Stanford University, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Stanford, California, after winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry. AP/Tony Avelar

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David J Wineland, a physicist at the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), gives media a tour of his lab after winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems." AFP/Dana Romanoff

David J Wineland, a physicist at the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), gives media a tour of his lab after winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems." AFP/Dana Romanoff

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This photo shows Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka receiving a flower bouquet from Sweden's ambassador to Japan Lars Vargo in Kyoto, western Japan after it was announced that Yamanaka won the Nobel Medicine Prize. AFP/Jiji Press

This photo shows Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka receiving a flower bouquet from Sweden's ambassador to Japan Lars Vargo in Kyoto, western Japan after it was announced that Yamanaka won the Nobel Medicine Prize. AFP/Jiji Press

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Nobel prize laureate in medicine Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and his wife Chika arrive at Kyoto University for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan. AP/Junji Kurokawa

Nobel prize laureate in medicine Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and his wife Chika arrive at Kyoto University for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan. AP/Junji Kurokawa

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