Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances
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Megan Walhood loves the unique toasty potato flavor of lefse. "There's something so comforting about soft, starchy things," she says. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse
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Jonette Øyen with her Nissan Leaf outside the National Archives in Norway, where she works. Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where one in every 100 cars is purely electric. Sidsel Overgaard /NPR hide caption

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)
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This illustration, provided by artist Jonas Dahlberg, shows his vision for a "memory wound" near the Norwegian island where dozens of people died during an attack by a right-wing extremist in 2011. Jonas Dahlbert Studio/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Actors on Oslo, Norway, rehearse a scene from Bibelen, a six-hour play based on a nontraditional interpretation of the Bible. Interest in the Bible and biblical stories has surged in secularized Norway. AP hide caption

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In May 2011, uncollected rubbish piled up in Naples, Italy. Sweden hopes Italy might be willing to export the problem. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anders Behring Breivik in court today. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People gathered in Oslo today to sing Children of the Rainbow, in a demonstration against the views of killer Anders Behring Breivik. Kyrre Lien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Norway Has Advice For Libya
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