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Kuks - Warrior Statue
Czech Republic

The Great Christian Warrior "Miles Christianus",  Matthias Bernard Braun, 1732. This statue was formely located in the woods near Žíreč. (Source: http://www.hospital-kuks.cz/)

Copyright: Libor Fettr
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18566x9283
Taken: 05/07/2010
Uploaded: 08/09/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
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