Thousands of Michael Jackson fans have added their names to online petitions in an attempt to make Jackson the next recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Over 30,000 of the late singer's fans have signed various petitions across the net with Jackson's humanitarian and charity work, as well as his work promoting world peace, being sited as reason for him to be awarded the prize. The founder of one of the petitions has expressed the hope that she will attract over 100,000 signatures of support for the former pop icon.
Potential winners of the prize are nominated by a panel of individuals including former winners and professors, and Jackson's fans attempt to influence their thinking.
If Jackson was nominated it would be his third time after being nominated in 1993 and 1998.