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Iraq Body Count among Nobel contenders

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>> A very basic looking website among the contenders for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Iraq Body Count documents every civilian death in the country. It's run by volunteers in the UK and US, and says its figures are not estimates, but a tally of documented deaths. Founder Hamit Dardagan calls it a respectful record.
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>> Perhaps one day, and who knows how far in the future, there may come a time when our species looks at these records of lives extinguished, of human dreams shattered, and of human potential lost and say, this is why we don't do wars anymore.>> IBC says total reported deaths since 2003 now stand at over 240,000, nearly three quarters of the fatalities were civilians.
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It's now working on an online memorial to the dead. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced this Friday in Oslo.