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Absent laureates: Winners prevented from accepting the prize

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Dec. 10 marks only the second time in history that neither the winner nor a family member is able to come to accept the award.

 
 

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Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee Thorbjoern Jagland places the Nobel Peace Prize diploma and gold medal on the reserved vacant chair of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (portrait at left) during the ceremony in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2010. Liu is jailed in a Chinese prison. It was only the second time that neither a Nobel Laureate nor a family member was able to attend the ceremony.


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