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    Video caption: Radar reveals buried Viking longship in Norway

    An ocean-going Viking ship is being excavated south of the Norwegian capital Oslo.

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    Video caption: Norway mosque shooting: Mohammad Rafiq tells of tackling gunman

    A 65-year-old man managed to overpower a gunman in an attack on a mosque in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

  3. 'Symbolic' Christmas tree felled destined for London

    Tree in Oslo being cut

    Trafalgar Square is set to receive a "Disney-like" Christmas tree from Norway after a 71-year-old annual tree-felling ceremony.

    The now traditional tree is a symbol of gratitude from the Norwegian capital Oslo for Britain's assistance during the Second World War.

    Standing at 21 metres high, the Mayor of Oslo described this year's gift as "very symbolic" as it started growing just around the time the war began.

    The ceremony in the forest of Normarka, just outside Oslo, was attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Lindsey Hall, who said both countries had their own idiosyncrasies, which the UK is "trying to square off with Brexit".

    This morning, the Norwegian Spruce was cut by both mayors in front of an audience of carol-singing schoolchildren.

    Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen said: "This is an ordinary tree from an ordinary wood near to Oslo - so this is not a Disney tree even if it looks like a Disney tree.

    "It smells beautiful and we think it's 80 years old so it started to grow during the Second World War - which is very symbolic.

    "Our forester is very, very competent and they chose this tree around 20 years ago."

    The tree is set to be transported to London and its lights will be turned on at a ceremony on 6 December.

    Lord Major of Westminster Councillor Lindsey Hall (left) and Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen begin to fell a Norwegian Spruce during a tree felling ceremony, in Oslo, Norway.
    Image caption: Lord Major of Westminster Councillor Lindsey Hall (left) and Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen begin to fell a Norwegian Spruce during a tree felling ceremony, in Oslo, Norway.
  4. Oslo with Susanne Sundfør

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    Video caption: Singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør on Oslo, a city of solitude and solace.

    Singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør on Oslo, a city she has returned to for solitude and solace.

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    Video caption: Residents of Oslo, Norway ski along streets

    Residents of the Norwegian capital chose a novel way to get to work in heavy snow.