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Old 05-17-2003, 02:28 AM
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Norway's National Day, MAY 17 - through the years

17th May - PAST AND PRESENT
A new pictorial that provides a range of images of Norway's national day celebrations, from WWII to the present day.
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Oslo, May 17th 1935. Rainy celebrations - happy but wet children fly the flag.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:30 AM
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Occupied Norway. May 17th, somewhere in North-Norway. According to German authorities May 17th celebrations were forbidden, as was waving the Norwegian flag. These farm children defy the ban and stage a private parade.
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During WWII. Norwegian military forces in Britain parade through city streets.
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Oslo, May 17th 1946. A pair of the year's russ-mobiles.
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Oslo, May 17th 1946. WW II memories are still fresh - here a banner thanks Swedes for 'soup' during the war.
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Oslo, May 17th 1955. Crown Prince Harald in the russ parade. He was russ for the Cathedral School and has the "Cat"-symbol on his russ gear.
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Children's day. A proud big brother guides his little sister on the big day. Both wear a 'bunad', a traditional regional outfit, and wave the Norwegian flag on May 17th 1958.
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Oslo, May 17th 1966. Russ drive down Karl Johan's gate, Oslo's central avenue which leads to the palace.
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Oslo, May 17th 1966. Joyful children wave flags as they pass Stortinget, Norway's parliament on their way up Karl Johan's gate in the children's parade.
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Skaugum, May 17th 1973. The crown prince and princess wave at the passing children's parade from the steps of their country residence, Skaugum. Crown Princess Sonja, Crown Prince Harald and Princess Martha Louise (waving white anemones) greet the crowd. Crown Princess Sonja is pregnant and expecting a child in September.
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Princess Martha Louise photographed on May 17th 1974, about 2-1/2 years old.
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Tired prince. Princess Martha Louise and a yawning Prince Haakon Magnus watch the May 17th parade outside the royal residence in Skaugum in 1978.
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Asker, May 17th 1978. The royal family meet the children's parade at their country residence, Skaugum in Asker. Prince Haakon Magnus has a present from the russ. Crown Princess Sonja and Princess Martha Louise wear bunad from Asker.
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May 17th 1978. Two parachute jumpers descend with the Norwegian flag between them, with snow-capped mountains in the background.
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Tønsberg, May 17th 1978. Singer Jahn Teigen is honorary russ, and puts on roller skis and a russ cap in the parade.
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Oslo, May 17th 1981. A young boy lends a trumpet to the police.
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Finse, May 17th 1982. Finse School's May 17th parade navigates through high drifts.
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Red 'russ'. A russ - the wild graduation celebrants - with a cap strung with trophies earned by performing stunts and dares. The trophies include are symbolized by an ice cream stick, a jelly man, a toy car and a teaspoon.
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Blue russ, class of 1989. Blue russ kiss a policeman to earn another trophy to hang from their cap.
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Russ 1991 pass the palace as they march in their parade.
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