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Prime minister honored by senior citizens

Iceland’s Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde was the guest of honor at the mid-winter Thorri feast of senior citizens in the Reykjavík suburb of Grafarvogur yesterday.

Senior citizens invite a politician to their Thorri feast each year. Yesterday’s gathering took place at the assembly room of the church in Grafarvogur. Guests enjoyed a traditional Thorri dinner and took part in group singing, as Morgunbladid reports.

The prime minister sang solo and a duet with one of the most popular singers in Iceland in the 1960s, Thorvaldur Halldórsson. Haarde and Halldórsson performed “Á sjó” (“Out at Sea”), for which Halldórsson first became famous.

In his address to the assembly, Haarde talked about the immense changes Iceland’s oldest generation has experienced in their lifetimes.

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