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Ha, just came across the very first edition of The Local, sent to 12 of my Swedish for Immigrants classmates on 2 April 2004. Particularly like the idea of Slussen being finished by 2015 and interest rates being at a 'record low' of 2%. @TheLocalSweden pic.twitter.com/peIPXaq7p9
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