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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
Uldis Bardins
Artificial ruins. Mākslīgās pilsdrupas
Martin Broomfield
Juan de Fuca Strait
Marijan Marijanovic
Ice Cave On Durmitor Near Zabljak
Gregory Panayotou
Dumbéa : Chilling at Bali Thai River
Igor Adamec
View from Vršič
Arroz Marisco
The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Babolsar
Stig Nordlander
Yellowstone Sapphire Pool
Lakeshore State Park
Comi Valentine
Sunset on Red River bank - Hanoi
David Rowley
Gwalia Historic Workshop
Arroz Marisco
Sunset at Mirror Lake
Markus Freitag
-Busenborn- Bilstein Gipfel
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Sunset over the Daugava River at hydroelectric power station in Aizkraukle, Latvia
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Kite-boarding paradise in Liepaja
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Entrance hall at the Birini Castle, Latvia
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Latvian glass artists at the exhibition Made in Latvia 2010
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St. Madeline's Church on Ruhnu island, Estonia
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Blacksmith craft demonstration at Jurmala summer festival, Latvia
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Riga Stacija Aero
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At the top of the Basteja hill, Riga
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Rundale Piknika Boskets
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Medieval castle in Turaida - aerial view, Latvia
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Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia
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Winter aerial view form St. Peters Church in Riga, Latvia
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