Each year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee specifically invites qualified people to submit nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nominees, however, don’t always possess the outstanding contributions to peace that one would expect.
For example, what did Barack Obama do to earn his prize? Your guess is as good as ours. Why is Edward Snowden being praised for committing acts of treason? No one really knows.
Scroll through the gallery to see some of the people in the running for the short list of committee nominees.