Decked out in pink, their locks glinting in the sunshine, hundreds of blondes have marched arm-in-arm through the Latvian capital Riga in a bid to raise spirits in the slump-stricken Baltic state.
Tourists and locals marvelled as more than 800 blondes wove their way through the streets on Saturday for the second edition of what organisers say they hope will become a regular annual event.
"I feel very good to be surrounded by so many beautiful women. It's great to be blonde," local student Linda said.
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For the 19-year-old, who turned out with her dog Sniffs, the event is mostly a fun day out with friends. More...