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The Photographer at the Top of the World

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What Do You Give a Country for Its 100th Birthday? How About an Entire Mountain?

By | January 17, 2017

Neighborly Norwegians hatched a plan for Finland’s 2017 centennial: gift them their country’s new highest peak. But is their quirky plan an insurmountable climb?
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