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Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, in front of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier, in Svalbard, Norway. The composition, Elegy for the Arctic, was inspired by eight million voices from around the world calling for Arctic protection
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Nicoline Nielsen of Denmark, left, and Margot Tresal Mauroz of France compete during the ladies’ Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross event at the Hafjell Freepark heats during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Gold Medalist Min Seok Kim of South Korea competes in the men’s 1500m Speed Skating event at Hamar Olympic Hall Viking Ship during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer Norway today.
An old locomotive train that was used for transporting coal is preserved as a monument at Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard, Norway
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 is the youngest recipient of the gong, poses with her medal and diploma on Wednesday at the awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo. The Pakistani education activist is the joint winner of this year’s award, alongside Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner
Northern lights (Aurora borelias) over the city of Tromso in northern Norway.
Marine reservists James Mullard, right, from Rosyth, Scotland, and Ed Dutton, left, from Plymouth, take a rest during a ski patrol in the hills of Harstad, northern Norway, in the Arctic Circle as part of their Cold Weather Survival training which lasts for two weeks
A sign warns residents of the arctic Svalbard islands in Norway of the danger from roaming polar bears. Svalbard is Norway’s high Arctic, is home to 2,500 people and about 3,000 polar bears.