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Närliggande bilder i Joensuu

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A: Jaanveistokilpailut2

av Rami Saarikorpi, 20 meter bort

Jaanveistokilpailut2

B: Joosekeskitalo

av Rami Saarikorpi, 20 meter bort

Joosekeskitalo

C: Jaanveistokilpailut4

av Rami Saarikorpi, 50 meter bort

Jaanveistokilpailut4

D: New Year Fireworks

av Henri Partanen, 70 meter bort

New year fireworks in Joensuu.

New Year Fireworks

E: Smile

av Rami Saarikorpi, 80 meter bort

Smile

F: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013

av Rami Saarikorpi, 90 meter bort

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013. It was almost -30°c so all the people are inside. The pano...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013

G: Lankaliike

av Rami Saarikorpi, 100 meter bort

Lankaliike

H: New Year Fireworks 2014

av Rami Saarikorpi, 120 meter bort

New Year Fireworks 2014

I: Taitokortteli kahvio

av Rami Saarikorpi, 120 meter bort

Taitokortteli kahvio

J: Saarikorpi.com studio

av Rami Saarikorpi, 130 meter bort

My new studio, almost done...

Saarikorpi.com studio

Det här panoramat togs i Joensuu, Finland

Detta är en översikt av Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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