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International gathering of antique cars in Jurmala, Latvia

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Every August, the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala is full of classic automobiles, when the "Retro Jurmala 2013" antique automobile show rolls into town. Approximately 200 participants from such countries as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Scandinavia participate in the car show each year.

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