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The Live Blog: March 21, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. Reuters used Facebook Live to stream the U.S. House Intelligence Committee hearing about Russian interference in the electoral process.


2. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert went live for “Puppy Madness,” encouraging adoption and partnering with North Shore Animal League America.


3. Go Ducks went live from the locker room after Oregon’s thrilling victory over Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, enabling fans to hear head coach Dana Altman’s remarks to the team.


4. NBC’s This Is Us went live with stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia timed to the season finale.


5. BILD went live from the meeting President Trump had with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the U.S.


6. Lea Michele used Live from her dressing room while getting ready for her appearance on Ellen.


7. The World Surf League broadcast its season-opening Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast event via Facebook Live, as Owen Wright defeated Matt Wilkinson in the finals.


8. CNN shared a livestream of the streets of Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day.


9. As Mount Etna erupted in Sicily, Italy, Good Morning America shared the views in real-time with their audience via Facebook Live.


10. U.S. Soccer’s Omar Gonzalez went live to answer questions from fans and preview the team’s upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Honduras — all while experimenting with a variety of live masks.