Photo Story: Storks flock to Latvia

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A white stork near to Vecate, the largest colony of white storks in Latvia as storks gather in Latvia during their annual migration.

About 4% of the world’s white storks or about 10,000 couple are making their nests in Latvia, a country that is also known as the land of storks.

The large population of stork is regarded as a indicator that the environment here is less polluted than elsewhere.

About 10,000 stork couple make their nests in Latvia each year
A white storks couple in its nest near to Vecate, the largest colony of white storks in Latvia. EPA-EFE/VALDA KALNINA

Photos EPA-EFE/VALDA KALNINA

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