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20 August 2007

Aftenposten (Norway)

Hundreds of thousands of students had their first day of school on Monday. Some of them had to learn to carry guns and be prepared to shoot — polar bears. Students on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard aren't allowed to leave their village without a shotgun and ammunition. That's because hungry polar bears can be behind every swing on the island. Although no one wants to shoot a polar bear, and they're indeed protected by national law, the huge white animals can... (

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