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Finland 99 years today – happy Independence Day!

Picture taken at sunset three days ago in Kustavi, western cost of Finland. The weather was getting colder, the sea was gradually freezing.

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Itsenäisyys – 2015 – Independence

Suomen 98. itsenäisyyspäivä 2015 on tuulinen ja sateinen. Ylioppilaiden perinteinen soihtukulkue päätyi Senaatintorille ja Tuomiokirkon portaille. Hieno kokemus. The 98th independence day of Finland is celebrated in a windy and rainy weather. It did not prevent the traditional students’ torch procession to … Continue reading

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Hyvää 96 itsenäisyyden vuotta, Suomi! – Happy 96 years of independence, Finland!

6.12.2013 Suomi juhlii 96:tta itsenäistä vuottaan. 6th of December, 2013 Finland is celebrating 96th year of independence.  

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Colombia celebrates independence today!

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203 years ago, July 20, 1810 Colombia declared independence from Spain after 300 years of colonization. Congratulations! Today Colombia is the fourth largest economy in Latin America, maybe best know for the great coffee it produces. Here is a picture … Continue reading

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An old fellow, 237 years today

July 4, 1776, the USA declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The students of the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have left a very topical message to the USA and the whole world: “You too can rule the world. You … Continue reading

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Over the Andes to Santiago, Chile

The Andes are the longest – about 7000 km – mountain range in the world. That is like from London, UK to Kabul, Afghanistan. Flying from Argentina to Chile over the Andes is  a hop up to 4000 meters over only … Continue reading

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Mexico – 202 years of turbulent independence

Congratulations, Mexico! On 16th of September 1810, 202 years ago, you declared your independence from Spain. You have great challenges e.g. with crime, drugs, freedom of the press and human rights (even we Finns have been directly involved in that via Jyri Jaakkola’s … Continue reading

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