15 October 2012 05:43 AM | By Francis Whittaker and Tom Phillips
The European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Mandela & Frederik Willem de Klerk (1993)

Nelson Mandela & Frederik Willem de Klerk (1993) (© Getty Images/David Levenson)
  • Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin (© Getty Images)
  • Nelson Mandela & Frederik Willem de Klerk (1993) (© Getty Images/David Levenson)
  • Aung San Suu Kyi (1991) (© Getty Images/Soe Tan Whin)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (1990) (© Getty Images/Georges DeKeerle)
  • Tenzin Gyatso,14th Dalai Lama (1989) (© Getty Images/Gustave Caballero)
  • Elie Wiesel (1986) (© Getty Images/Henry S. Dziekan III)
  • Desmond Tutu (1984) (© Reuters/Mike Hutchings)
  • Lech Wałęsa (1983) (© Getty Images/Dan Hogan)
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Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 alongside his then-deputy and South Africa's last apartheid era leader F.W. de Klerk. They were commended "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa".

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