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Braving Norway's cold: Surfing above the Arctic Circle
Surfers in Unstad. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP
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The water is just four degrees Celsius, but some surf almost every day in the frigid waves off the coast of Norwegian islands above the Arctic Circle.

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