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A woman carries her child on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo, Norway June 20, 2012. In Oslo, the economy has been untouched by the recession and it is a vibrant city with people still spending on everything from housing to consumer goods. Like Dublin ten years ago, there are major building projects underway with luxury apartments being constructed on the waterfront. Ireland now, by contrast, is in a much worse place. The country suffered one of the deepest recessions in Europe after years of reckless decisions made by the country's banks and policymakers brought about a financial crisis that eventually led to Dublin seeking an 85 billion euro ($104 billion) EU/IMF bailout in November 2010. Picture taken June 20, 2012.

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