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The city of Sanremo sends flowers every year to decorate
the Stockholm Concert Hall and the Stockholm City Hall. This year, the Concert Hall was decorated with Sanremo's most ubiquitous flower - the carnation.
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Flower decorations with carnations, gerbera, blood-red roses, fescue grass and phaelenopsis orchids. Silver fir and branches of juniper provide a contrasting Swedish winter feel at the orchestra podium. There are also stalks of lilac phaelenopsis. A total of 13,000 flowers deck the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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Linda B. Buck (middle), who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard Axel (left), smilingly holds her diploma and medal. To her left is Economics Laureate Finn E. Kydland.