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New land, but also costs, as Nordic nations rise from sea

A sheep grazes on land that used to be part of the seabed until the 15th century, near the old town of Lulea in northern Sweden November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

A sheep grazes on land that used to be part of the seabed until the 15th century, near the old town of Lulea in northern Sweden November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

A sheep grazes on land that used to be part of the seabed until the 15th century, near the old town of Lulea in northern Sweden November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle
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Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, points towards a low, muddy area of reeds that has risen from the Baltic Sea, forming a land bridge to what used to be an island nearby when he spent his summers here, close to the city of Lulea as a child in the early 1960s in this picture from November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, points towards a low, muddy area of reeds that has risen from the Baltic Sea, forming a land bridge to what used to be an island nearby when he spent his summers here, close to the city of Lulea as a child in the...more

Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, points towards a low, muddy area of reeds that has risen from the Baltic Sea, forming a land bridge to what used to be an island nearby when he spent his summers here, close to the city of Lulea as a child in the early 1960s in this picture from November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle
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Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, shows a black and white family photo from the early 1960s of two girls playing in a sandpit that used to be at his parents' summer cottage near Lulea November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, shows a black and white family photo from the early 1960s of two girls playing in a sandpit that used to be at his parents' summer cottage near Lulea November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

Hans Lindberg, a 56-year-old Swede, shows a black and white family photo from the early 1960s of two girls playing in a sandpit that used to be at his parents' summer cottage near Lulea November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alister Doyle
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