Photo Gallery: Nobel Peace Prize: Oct. 15, 2012 11/12

Czech President Vaclav Klaus prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday Oct. 12, 2012, on the first day of elections to the regional assemblies and the first round of the elections to one-third of the Senate, the upper house of parliament. Vaclav Klaus told journalists that granting of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is a tragic mistake, adding that the award is to go to a particular person, not to a bureaucratic institution. In his first reaction to the information on the award for the EU today, Klaus said he cannot believe this and that it must be a joke. (AP Photo/Michal Kamaryt, CTK) SLOVAKIA OUT ORG XMIT: CTK802