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Actor Elisa Piispanen celebrating 50 years of Teaching in Theatre at the University of Tampere on 12 February 2017.

Actor Elisa Piispanen celebrates 50 years of teaching in theatre at the University of Tampere on February 12, 2017.

Midweek mass at the Suviseurat Summer Services in Äänekoski.

Suviseurat Summer Services in Äänekoski on June 30, 2018. Suviseurat is the annual meeting of the Finnish Lutheran movement known as Conservative Laestadians and the largest religious gathering in the Nordic countries. Summer services are attended by tens of thousands of visitors.

Kristiina Mäkelä

Triple jumper Kristiina Mäkelä set a new personal best of 14.31 in the triple jump at the Finnish Championships in Athletics in Jyväskylä on July 21, 2018.

Asylum seekers protesting against Finland's tightened immigration and asylum policies behind a banner featuring the face of PM Juha Sipilä in front of the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki on 14 February 2017. Sipilä's government toughened the rules for granting asylum and humanitarian protection after more than 30 000 people applied for asylum in Finland in 2015.

Asylum seekers protesting against Finland's tightened immigration and asylum policies behind a banner featuring the face of PM Juha Sipilä in front of the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki on February 14, 2017. Sipilä's government toughened the rules for granting asylum and humanitarian protection after more than 30 000 people applied for asylum in Finland in 2015.

11th President of Finland Tarja Halonen at the Vantaa Art Museum Artsi on 3 May 2018.

11th President of Finland Tarja Halonen participated in a panel discussion on peace work at the Vantaa Art Museum on May 3, 2018.

Joni Lähdesmäki participates for the first time in the Nude Run of Finland (Nakukymppi) in Padasjoki on June 14, 2019. Lähdesmäki, who has taken part in one naturist event previously, admits he felt a bit nervous before the event, but already much more confident in himself. The nude run draws between 100 and 150 participants and has been held in Padasjoki annually since 2003.

“If the bees go extinct, we will die of starvation”, says beekeeper Kamran Fakhimzadeh as he cleans a hive in Nastola, Finland on July 15, 2019. Having written his dissertation on diseases affecting the honey bee Iranian-born Fakhimzadeh is one of the leading bee experts in Finland. Fakhimzadeh knows the world’s most important pollinators so well that he can approach them without a bee suit or gloves. Fakhimzadeh can tell from the behaviour of the bees that they will remain calm. He is worried about bees dying off. In 2006 a disease that has killed a large part of the world’s bees was identified.

The logo of VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland, at the Helsinki Railway Station on 10 August 2017, the day Locomotive Drivers Union announced a walkout in protest at plans to open the rail network to competition.

The logo of VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland, on a broken window screen at the Helsinki Railway Station on August 10, 2017, the day Train Drivers' Union announced a walkout in protest at plans to open the rail network to competition.