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Nobel Prizes Awarded in Oslo, Stockholm

Winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes collect their awards Tuesday, in ceremonies in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden.

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is set to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Tuesday on behalf of the Netherlands-based watchdog organization.

Later in the day, the other Nobel prizes -- for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and economic sciences -- will be presented at a separate ceremony in Stockholm.

Winners receive medals, diplomas, and monetary awards worth $1.2 million. The awards ceremonies take place during a week of festivities including lectures, academic discussions, and a grand banquet honoring the winners.



Twelve of the laureates are collecting their awards in person. The 13th is Literature winner Alice Munro, who remains in her native Canada because of her health.

The 2013 Nobel laureates include Physics prize winners Francois Englert and Peter Higgs; Chemistry laureates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel; and Medicine prize winners James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Sudhof. The Economic Sciences award goes to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller.

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