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End of oil boom threatens Norway's welfare model

A woman begs for money outside a shop in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman begs for money outside a shop in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman begs for money outside a shop in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files
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A woman carries her child on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files

A woman carries her child on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files

A woman carries her child on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files
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A woman walks with an umbrella during light rain near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman walks with an umbrella during light rain near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman walks with an umbrella during light rain near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files
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A woman walks her dog near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman walks her dog near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

A woman walks her dog near the marina in downtown Bergen, southwestern Norway, in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files
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People walk near Bryggen (the Wharf) near the marina in downtown Bergen in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

People walk near Bryggen (the Wharf) near the marina in downtown Bergen in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

People walk near Bryggen (the Wharf) near the marina in downtown Bergen in this March 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files
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A view shows the Statoil-operated Snoehvit liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Melkoeya island near Hammerfest in this April 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis/Files

A view shows the Statoil-operated Snoehvit liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Melkoeya island near Hammerfest in this April 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis/Files

A view shows the Statoil-operated Snoehvit liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Melkoeya island near Hammerfest in this April 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis/Files
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A man cycles past a banner of the Norwegian flag and a rainbow hanging on a warehouse in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files

A man cycles past a banner of the Norwegian flag and a rainbow hanging on a warehouse in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files

A man cycles past a banner of the Norwegian flag and a rainbow hanging on a warehouse in Oslo in this June 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files
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