Norway marks 100 years since South Pole trek

Explorer Roald Amundsen and his team were first to arrive at southernmost tip of the globe in 1911.

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    In December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and four members of his team were the first to arrive at the southernmost tip of the globe.

    They planted a Norwegian flag at the pole to mark their epic victory over British adventurer Robert Scott.

    On Wednesday, Norway's prime minister and several hundred scientists and adventurers gathered at the South Pole to celebrate the 100-year-old conquest.

    Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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