Who gets the Nobel? Pope Francis, Snowden or Malala?


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Who gets the Nobel? Pope Francis, Snowden or Malala?

The race for the Nobel peace prize, to be announced Friday, October 10, has rarely been as open or unpredictable, with Pope Francis and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners. Snowden, the former intelligence analyst who revealed the extend of US global eavesdropping, is a hero to some and a traitor to others. And he would be a highly controversial choice for the $1.11-million award. The Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai – who was also a favorite last year – is also said to be in the running along with Pope Francis and a Japanese pacifist group. Predicting the winner is even harder than usual this year, as the Nobel committee has received a record 278 candidates, so experts only have the names of those made public by their sponsors to go on.

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