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Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize

An image grab taken from Syrian television shows inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at work at an undisclosed location in Syria on October 10, 2013The OPCW, an obscure body recently thrust into the spotlight by the Syria crisis, on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to rid the world of chemical weapons. The UN-backed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was honoured "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons," Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in announcing the surprise choice.