Norway Nobel Peace Prize

February 1, 2012 - 2:25 PM
FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo of U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama poses with his medal and diploma at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo. The nomination deadline for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize closed Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 amid renewed criticism that the award committee has drifted away from the selection criteria established by prize founder Alfred Nobel. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)