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Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2010

Friday’s Pictures in the News starts in Norway, where the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored in absentia this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.  In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters celebrated after watching the live broadcast of the ceremony.

Over in London, cleanup began after Thursday’s student protest against a tuition fee increase caused damage around Parliament. Also in the news, anti-government protesters pray at the democracy monument in Bangkok; U.N. peacekeepers shoot rubber bullets at protesters as they ride through barricades in Port-au-Prince; and Oprah fans gather to catch a glimpse of the celebrity during an event  in Melbourne. Add stops in Hungary, India, Germany and the West Bank and you have our report.