Photos: Hosting Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja

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1 From left, Queen Sonja of Norway, Norwegian Consul General Sissel Breie, King Harald V of Norway, and Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen pause before entering the ballroom at the Minneapolis Hilton for the Royal Dinner in downtown Minneapolis, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. 
2 Bergen Gandrud Pickett, 4, of Edina, Minn. greets King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The King and Queen will be touring through Minnesota and Iowa this week. 
3 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, left, and former Vice President Walter Mondale greet King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The King and Queen will be touring through Minnesota and Iowa this week. 
4 U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Norway's King Harald and Gov. Mark Dayton walk together into the Governor's residence for a reception Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. 
5 After the glamorous events in the Twin Cities, the Norwegian royal family traveled to Duluth for a rededication of the Enger Tower, which sits high atop a bluff outside of the city, above. Duluth has just finished a $400,000 renovation of the iconic stone structure. 
6 The view from the top of Enger Tower in Duluth, Minn. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. 
7 Some of the crowd of hundreds gathered for the Norwegian royal family's visit to Enger Tower outside of Duluth on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. 
8 King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway at Enger Park speak with the press following the dedication of the tower, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Duluth, Minn. The queen is showing flowers and a paper crown that a young girl had presented to her as she walked up to the tower. 
9 Duluth Mayor Don Ness, right, accompanies King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway following the dedication of Enger Tower, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. 
10 Norwegian flags were used to decorate the Enger Tower for its rededication on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. 
11 Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja at the Enger Tower, overlooking Duluth.