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

A woman leaves the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe, an award given even though the bloc is struggling with its biggest crisis since it was created in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) ORG XMIT: GVW102