The week's news from Sweden in ten pictures
The Local · 9 Nov 2013, 11:13
Published: 09 Nov 2013 11:13 GMT+01:00
A cake in the face, the demise of a legendary ponytail, and a rapping granny are just a few of the stories making headlines in Sweden this week. Missed one? No worries, from mafia to music, we've compiled a gallery of the most important and most interesting stories from the week.
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the day's news, not to mention an entire week. With than in mind, The Local has picked ten stories to help busy readers get a handle on what happened in Sweden during the last week.
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Enjoy our favourite photos, the most-read stories, and the most interesting news -- all with pictures and links back to the stories so you can catch up.
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Stefan Löfven (left) and Haider al-Abadi (right). Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Stefan Löfven will discuss the offensive on Mosul with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
A couple of young bulls not related to the story. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
Dried cattle genitalia, goats' heads and hundreds of litres of lard were just a few of the many strange finds discovered when police raided a property in Sweden.
The most beautiful beard in Sweden. Photo: Memo Göcek
According to a jury of barbers and 'well known bearded profiles', that is.
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Swedish photographer Paul Hansen on another occasion. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Photographer Paul Hansen thanked his lucky stars for surviving sniper fire while covering the battle for the Isis-held city of Mosul in Iraq.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meeting Saudi Arabia's Trade Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has visited Saudi Arabia a year and a half after relations turned frosty in a major diplomatic row.
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Scottish entrepreneur William Macdonald. Photo: Michael Campanella
Meet the web developer and entrepreneur using traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing to break the ice with Swedes.
Hansen was being operated on in the Iraqi city of Erbil on Sunday. Photo: Nora Lorek/ TT
Paul Hansen, a photographer working for Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has sustained light injuries after being hit by what appears to be a sniper while covering the battle for the Isis-held city of Mosul in Iraq.
'It was an attack on all of Sweden,' Education Minister Gustav Fridolin said. Photo: Thomas Johansson/ TT
Hundreds of people on Saturday turned out for a torchlight procession in the small town of Trollhättan in southwestern Sweden to honour the victims of last year’s deadly school attack there.
Photo: Jessica Gow/ TT
Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.