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A bust of Alfred Nobel takes centre stage in the Stockholm Concert Hall, surrounded by beautiful flowers donated by the city of Sanremo in Italy, where Alfred Nobel spent the last few years of his life, and where he died on 10 December 1896.
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Onstage are the 2000 Nobel Laureates, previous Nobel Laureates, and members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Nobel Assembly of Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Academy and the Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation.
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Seated foreground from left: Princess Lilian, Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria; seated behind are Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip at the 2000 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Stockholm Concert Hall.