Obama pays respects at Norwegian embassy

By the Associated Press | July 26, 2011 | 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is visiting the Norwegian Embassy in Washington to extend his condolences in person over the bombing and shooting rampage that killed at least 76 people in Norway's capital of Oslo.

Obama made an unannounced trip from the White House midday Tuesday.

The president said last week that the tragic events in the city known more for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize were a reminder that the world has a stake in stopping acts of terrorism.

The man who confessed to the crimes claimed to have acted to save Europe from what he says is Muslim colonization.