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Traditional pagan celebration of summer solstice in Turaida, Latvia
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Watch this panorama with sound here - http://www.virtuallatvia.lv/Tours/Turaida/Saulgriezi.html

Copyright: Vil Muhametshin
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Uploaded: 23/06/2010
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Tags: traditions; pagan; celebration; summer solstice; fire; turaida; latvia
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