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December, 14th 1911 Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen and his expedition were the first to reach the South pole .
This is celebrated both at the south pole where the Norwegian minister of State Jens Stoltenberg has hold a speech and unveiled an ice statue bust of Amundsen, and here in Norway. In Oslo the Fram museum arranges a polarfestival this afternoon.
Reaching the South pole was a great achievement for Amundsen and his men, but it also was an important moment for the young nation Norway that had become independent just 6 years earlier.
Roald Amundsen was the first to both the North and South pole. He was also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. In June 1928  he disappeared while taking part in a rescue mission.

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