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News photo of the year 2018 | Finnish MP Teuvo Hakkarainen lying in the bed of his so-called sauna apartment in Helsinki on September 1, 2018. Hakkarainen's housing arrangement made national headlines after the Finnish tabloid Iltalehti reported that he and another MP had been claiming elevated housing allowances for a sauna they had rented in the basement of an apartment building. Finnish MPs receive compensation for expenses depending on where they live and whether they have a second home in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Mikko Vihtanen during a district court hearing in Lahti, Finland on June 27, 2019. This was the first public appearance of Vihtanen, who was dubbed “Teräsvaari” (Steel Grandfather) by the media after the 81-year-old used a gun to defend himself against a masked housebreaker. The court agreed he had the right to use the firearm in self-defence.

Midweek mass at the Suviseurat Summer Services in Äänekoski.

Suviseurat Summer Services in Äänekoski on June 30, 2018. Suviseurat is the annual meeting of the Finnish Lutheran movement known as Conservative Laestadians and the largest religious gathering in the Nordic countries. Summer services are attended by tens of thousands of visitors.

Asylum seekers protesting against Finland's tightened immigration and asylum policies behind a banner featuring the face of PM Juha Sipilä in front of the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki on 14 February 2017. Sipilä's government toughened the rules for granting asylum and humanitarian protection after more than 30 000 people applied for asylum in Finland in 2015.

Asylum seekers protesting against Finland's tightened immigration and asylum policies behind a banner featuring the face of PM Juha Sipilä in front of the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki on February 14, 2017. Sipilä's government toughened the rules for granting asylum and humanitarian protection after more than 30 000 people applied for asylum in Finland in 2015.

The logo of VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland, at the Helsinki Railway Station on 10 August 2017, the day Locomotive Drivers Union announced a walkout in protest at plans to open the rail network to competition.

The logo of VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland, on a broken window screen at the Helsinki Railway Station on August 10, 2017, the day Train Drivers' Union announced a walkout in protest at plans to open the rail network to competition.