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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Icelandic girl fights for right to her own name

Blaer Bjarkardottir, 15, left, and her mother, Bjork Eidsdottir, are photographed Sunday outside a court building in Reykjavik. Bjarkardottir is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use her name, which is not on the list of 1,853 government-approved female names.