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Choir with wind bands at Latvian Youth Song and Dance Celebration in Riga
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At the stage during the 10th Latvian Youth Song and Dance Celebration in Riga
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10th Latvian Youth Song and Dance Celebration in Riga
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The 24th Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Riga
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Last instructions before the performace
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At the stage of the 24th Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Riga
Aleksandr Galiullin
Mezapark.Kishezers
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Talking with giraffes at the Riga Zoo, Latvia
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Peacocks at the Riga Zoo, Latvia
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Tropical House at the Riga Zoo
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Frogs Room at the Tropical House of the Riga Zoo, Latvia
Uldis Bardins
The National History Museum of Latvia department Dauderi
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Artificial ruins. Mākslīgās pilsdrupas
Ruediger Kottmann
Cherry blossom
Wojciech Sadlej
Foksal 13 abandoned room
Toni Garbasso
Biosphere2 main dome
Ruediger Kottmann
Cherry blossom
Akos Zambori
Aachen Dom, Germany
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Dry reservoir
Maciej G. Szling
Giewont 1894 m n.p.m.
Martin Hertel
Top of Schneeberg 2
Rob van Gils
Vulture Mine Workshop
Brian Richards
Waterfall, Sabino Creek, Sabino Canyon, Tucson
Toni Garbasso
Biosphere2 ocean
Andrea Biffi
tallest Gothic vault in the world in Beauvais Cathedral
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Pedal boat riding at Dzintari beach, Jurmala
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Swan family enjoying autumn sunbath in Ligatne, Latvia
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Ķīpsala aerial view, Riga
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Old water tower in Karosta
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Kungstradgarden at night, Stockholm
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10th Latvian Youth Song and Dance Celebration in Riga
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Jardin du Luxembourg on a cloudy day, Paris
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Golden Hall in Rundale Palace, Latvia
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Ethnographic Open-Air Museum (Etnogrāfiskais Brīvdabas muzejs)
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"Sexy Tuesday" show at Fontaine Palace rock club in Liepaja, Latvia
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Seasonal dress of Roland, the Defender of Riga
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View over the camp from Tervete castle hill at the "Semigallian days" in Tervete
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