The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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FILE - In this Friday Sept. 27, 2013 file photo a car arrives at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, in The Hague, Netherlands. The OPCW were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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The global chemical weapons watchdog charged with overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile during a civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organization with a modest budget, dispatched its experts after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 people in August. (Reuters)

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