Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi and Steve Rosenberg in Mosco
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In or out: Views from two countries on attending the ceremony

The Nobel Peace Prize committee is preparing to host its award ceremony, amid continuing anger from the Chinese government at this year's winner.

Dissident Liu Xiaobo, jailed in north-east China for political offences, will not be in Norway to get his prize.

Of about 50 countries invited to the Nobel ceremony, almost a third are staying away, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, many as a result of Chinese pressure.

Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi explains why the Indians have decided to attend and Steve Rosenberg in Mosco, looks at why the Russians are staying away.

  • 10 Dec 2010
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