TO GO WITH AFP STORY-"Lappland town move
KIRUNA, SWEDEN: TO GO WITH AFP STORY-"Lappland town moves its city centre to avoid that sinking feeling." The Kiruna church, is pictured 18 May 2005, with the iron ore mine behind. Sweden's northernmost town is preparing to move its city centre elsewhere to save it from sinking into the ground due to gigantic cracks created by iron ore mining. The town of Kiruna, 145 kilometres (90 miles) beyond the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lappland, has co-existed peacefully with its mining industry for a century, but alarm bells were sounded after researchers predicted that it could sink into the earth as a result of the mining. AFP PHOTO - SVEN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
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SVEN NACKSTRAND / Staff
May 18, 2005
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