The day before he received the Nobel Prize for Literature, Wole Soyinka (seated, center) posed for a portrait with all of that year's Nobel Laureates. Joining him were (standing, from left), Gerd Binnig, Physics; Yuan T. Lee, chemistry; James McGill Buchanan, economics; Heinrich Rohrer, physics; Ernst Ruska, physics; John C. Polyani, chemistry; Dudley R. Hersbach, chemistry (seated, from left) Stanley Cohen, medicine; Soyinka; Rita Levi Montalcini, medicine.

Photo courtesy AP/Wide World Photo

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