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The Daugava (Latgalian: Daugova) is a river rising in the Valdai Hills, flowing through Russia, Belarus, and Latvia and into the Gulf of Riga. The total length of the river is 1,020 km (630 mi),[1] of which 325 km (202 mi) are in Russia.

Stone Bridge (Latvian: Akmens tilts) is a bridge in Riga. It was called the October Bridge (Oktobra tilts) until 1992.

The National Library of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka) also known as Castle of Light (Gaismas pils) is a national cultural institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia. The National Library of Latvia was formed in 1919 after the independent Republic of Latvia was proclaimed in 1918.

In 2008, construction started according to the design of the Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts who has been tasked with the project already in 1989. The new building has 13 floors and is 68 m high. Construction costs were given as 193 million euros. 480 people work there.

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