OSLO - "This year's nominations come from all over the world ... well-known names, well-known presidents and prime ministers and also lesser well-known names..."
Norwegian Nobel Committee's non-voting secretary Geir Lundestad acknowledged the controversy sparked by recent numbers, as he announced the number (not names) of nominations for the Peace Prize, which will be awarded Friday.
A record 259 nominations have been received for this year's Prize, with candidates including a Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban and a U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks. Fifty of the nominations were for organizations.
Here are 10 who, for a variety of reasons, made our MONDO map...
(photo: Henry Mühlpfordt)