MARCH OF BLONDES
More than 800 blondes wove their way through the streets of Riga on Saturday for the second year of what organisers say they hope will become a regular annual event.
Decked out in pink,their locks glistening in the sunshine,hundreds of blondes marched through the Latvian capital Riga in an effort to raise spirits in the financial stricken Baltic state.
"It is just great to do something positive in Latvia and at the same time promote blondes as being fun, positive, intelligent people," said Ilze, a blonde helping out at the parade.
The Baltic nation of 2.2 million people is locked in the deepest economic crisis of the 27-nation European Union, after a boom went off the rails and sent its economy shrinking by 18 per cent in 2009.
Money collected during the event will be donated to local charities, including for mothers with disabled children.
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