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IN PICTURES: Weekend wrap

The city of Kuhmo has been named as a UNESCO literary city due to its historical connection with the Finnish national epic, Kalevala.Wild Taiga

The greatest living composer, the world’s best grocery shop and the fish tale of a lifetime. Discover the past seven days in lifestyle and entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

Kaija Saariaho has been voted the greatest composer alive. Enough said. (Photo: Priska Ketterer) Read Music Finland’s story

A small town in Southern Finland may just have shown the world what the future of grocery shops will look like. (Photo: Jussi Hellsten/Kesko) Read Kesko’s announcement

Finnish film will delight audiences at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. (Photo: Black Lion Pictures) Read the Finnish Film Foundation’s story

The Moomins and Plantui make eating your greens easier. (Photo: Julia Kivelä) Read Moomin Character’s announcement

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is set to tie North American audiences to their seats following a new distribution deal. (Photo: Yellow Affairs) Read Screen Daily’s article

Evidence for lingonberries’ health benefits is mounting at Finnish universities. (Photo: Elina Sirparanta) Read YLE’s article

Remedy’s new game, Control, boasts a host of Finnish tunes, including perhaps one of the most memorable in gaming history – Hero’s Tango by Ahti the Janitor. (Photo: Remedy) Read EGM’s story

In addition to literature, Kuhmo is known for its chamber music festival. (Photo: Wild Taiga) Read Business Finland’s article

Pietari Inkinen’s baton is leading the Prague Symphony Orchestra on a UK tour. (Photo: Nguye Phuong Thao) Read Wharfedale Observer’s story

Rapala is one of the greatest fishtales ever told. (Photo: Rapala) Read our feature

Joanna Laajisto’s latest project is all about the client’s identity – sharp looks with soft elements for Columbia Road. (Photo: Joanna Laajisto) Read Designboom’s review

Alina Tomnikov believes there are some things the world could learn from Finnish films. (Photo: Alina Tomnikov) Read our interview

By: Samuli Ojala