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24-hour polar nights recede in Sweden's north

The Local · 4 Jan 2013, 08:05

Published: 04 Jan 2013 08:05 GMT+01:00

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The sun rose in Kiruna, in Sweden's far north, at 11.36am on January 1st, reported local Norrländska Socialdemokraten newspaper.

It marked the end of 24-hour darkness that began on December 10th when the sun set for the last time in 2012.

However, northern parts of Kiruna Municipality still have to wait a few days for the sun to return.

Weather permitting, residents of Abisko and Kuttainen will see the sun on Sunday, while Kummavuopio has to wait until Tuesday as long as it is not clouded over, reported NSD.

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09:15 January 4, 2013 by isenhand
Wow, the sun rises in Kiruna! That's shocking news ... mean while the Swedish defence has collapsed! But obvioulsy, that's not as important.

11:34 January 4, 2013 by 78294624673872845638392938
@ isenhand, did you just post a link to someones shitty blog?

Not everything always has to be so serious and just so you know, meanwhile is one word.
12:22 January 4, 2013 by isenhand
Fair enough, not everything has to be serious and I'm sure a news worthy article on a predictable event has its place. But what I was more getting at was the that Local manages to get the trivial stuff but misses the bigger stories.

The commander of the Swedish army makes a comment on the mess we have for a (non-)defence that has echoed around all the media in Sweden. Dagens Nyheter described it as a "political bomb", yet the Local missed it! We get nothing on it at all!

The blog post was just to illustrate the extent of the story (it also gave a link to the interview) but there are many defence blogs posting about the story. I've found another one in English.


So, why do we get trivial stuff but not the big stories?
13:33 January 4, 2013 by verna327
Frankly, I found the sunrise in Kiruna much more interesting than a collapsing defense force! :/ Just saying...... Not all people are interested in atrocities, many are still interested in nature etc.
13:43 January 4, 2013 by Lemon1987
Kiruna in nuttshell has to be pretty tough one to live in.In winter sun is not seen and during summer time you wish sun to fock off to get some sleep. I dont now which one is worse.
15:32 January 6, 2013 by Un-Fair-World
People live in Kiruna?!

What the hell!

I pity them to experience HELL on earth
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