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On video: folk music at Mėnuo Juodaragis

On video: folk music at Mėnuo Juodaragis

TRAKAI, Lithuania — If you want to understand what makes the people of the Baltic states tick, delve into their rich folk music. Here’s a clip from last weekend’s Mėnuo Juodaragis, which if you were lucky enough to get a ticket gave an excellent primer into the local music scene.

On video: Vilnius’ first bicycle rally since hit-and-run

On video: Vilnius’ first bicycle rally since hit-and-run

VILNIUS — Vilnius’ first large-scale bicycle rally since April’s Critical Mass, which sent two people to the hospital after a hit-and-run incident, was held on Sunday and went off without a hitch, thankfully.

On video: Zatlers meets World Bank president

On video: Zatlers meets World Bank president

SIGULDA, Latvia — Latvian President Valdis Zatlers met with World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Monday to discuss the country’s economy and bailout package. Here is video coverage by the Latvian president’s office.

On video: Riga canal plagued by beavers

On video: Riga canal plagued by beavers

RIGA — Riga city officials are offering a cash reward for someone to come up with a solution to rid the canal of beavers who are gnawing down trees and shrubbery in the park. Here’s a video of one of the beavers in action.

On video: the controversial KKK advert

On video: the controversial KKK advert

TALLINN — Supporting a racist organization or much ado about nothing? Watch the controversial Estonian Food Industry Association TV ad, which critics say features Ku Klux Klan costumes, below.

On video: Baltic Bikini 2010

On video: Baltic Bikini 2010

KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania — More than 70 Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian pilots and soldiers participated in the Baltic Bikini 2010 military exercise over the past week. Here is video footage shot by participants.

U.S. Army to build fire stations across Latvia

U.S. Army to build fire stations across Latvia

RIGA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it is funding and coordinating the construction of 10 new fire stations in cash-strapped Latvia. This video produced by the U.S. Army details the project.

On video: Muse plays Positivus

On video: Muse plays Positivus

SALAGRĪVA, Latvia — The biggest music festival in the Baltic states took place this weekend near tiny Salacgrīva on the coast of the Gulf of Riga. This year’s headliner was Muse, seen here playing the hit song “Time is Running Out” for their Baltic fans.

Streets flood in Vilnius on Wednesday

Streets flood in Vilnius on Wednesday

VILNIUS — On Wednesday in Vilnius the streets flooded, preventing pedestrians from walking without wading in Old Town and hampering cars when strong thunderstorms in the morning and early evening, felling numerous trees.

On video: Ibiza comes to Pärnu

On video: Ibiza comes to Pärnu

PÄRNU, Estonia — When we wrote in the Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition that Ibiza was coming to Estonia this weekend, we weren’t kidding. Check out this footage of the Pacha World Tour’s stop in the beach town of Pärnu.

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