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Approximately 210,000 people participated in Big Cleanup Day

28.04.2012

Despite previous estimates, the organizers of Big Cleanup Day say that approximately 210,000 persons actually participated in the event this years.

Despite previous estimates, the organizers of Big Cleanup Day say that approximately 210,000 persons actually participated in the event this years.

Thus, last year's record has been broken by about 20,000 persons.

Earlier estimates said that 190,000 persons participated in this year's Big Cleanup Day.

Each year, Big Cleanup Day attracts more and more participants.

This year's Big Cleanup Day focused on water and its purification.

The first cleanup took place on September 13, 2008, and was residents' gift to Latvia on the country's 90th anniversary. That year, 50,000 persons participated in Big Cleanup Day throughout the country.

The aim of Big Cleanup Day is to make Latvia the cleanest and most pleasant place in the world by 2018, when the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence.

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