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By: Katherine Butler on July 9, 2010, 11:15 a.m.
Lapland, Finland

Photo: well_lucio/Flickr

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Lapland, Finland

Lapland is home to some spectacular views of the northern lights. Lapland is a geographic region in northernmost Sweden and Finland, though Sweden has no administrative powers. The photographer says this is a shot of the boreal dawn, which occurs 200 days per year. It is never visible when the summer midnight sun is shining.