‘Gratulerer med dagen!’

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PICTURE SERIES: That’s the standard greeting on the 17th of May in Norway, when residents congratulate each other over the country’s constitution and its sovereignty. This year’s festivities took place mostly in surprisingly summer-like conditions, with some cities like Trondheim reporting record warm temperatures of as high as 25C (77F). In Oslo, skies were overcast and the parade was drenched in a sudden downpour just before it ended. That didn’t dampen spirits though, as the day proceeded from early-morning memorials to public drunkenness later in the afternoon and evening. View our photos here:

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