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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Devotion, perseverance, and hope

This site with over 200.000 crosses, started appearing after the 1831 uprising against Russian ruling. Families that could not find the bodies of their relatives, started to place these symbolic crosses on this hill.

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Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Camera: ZTE A2017U
Copyright: © ROSARIO SANCHEZ GARCIA