When the Nobel Peace Prize is presented, on December 10, the winner will join a veritable Valhalla of do-gooders that includes Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and Martin Luther King Jr. So it may sound odd to hear U2's lead singer, Bono, touted as a front-runner—at least by the Irish bookmaker Paddypower.com. The famously earnest champion of Third World debt relief is among a record 199 nominees on this year's "short" list. But achtung, bidders: the prize is expected to go to a person or an organization associated with disaster relief for victims of last year's tsunami. Here are some potential winners.
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