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The flags of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland are on display at a working luncheon that U.S. Secretary of State John hosted in honor of Nordic leaders: Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Norwegian Prime Minster Erna Solberg, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, and Icelandic Prime Minster Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

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