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Vision of Humanity – Friday, 08 March 2013 (originally published 05 Mar)
A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – 209 individuals and 50 organisations – with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute says.
The list of nominees, which is kept secret for 50 years, is known to include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by a Taliban gunman, as well as former Eastern bloc activists and former US president Bill Clinton.
“The trend is upward, not every year but almost,” the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said on Monday . . .