Statue of a Macedonian Lion beside the Goce Delčev Bridge

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Macedonian Lion, like the Macedonian star of Vergina, is another symbol of the Macedonian people, culture and tradition, popularly called "Лавче“. Along with the star are among the oldest symbols still used in Europe today. On the territory of Macedonia lions once lived, which is supported by historians and fossil finds from the vicinity of town Delchevo. Hunting of lions was popular among Ancient Macedonians and consequently found a number of mosaics and paintings with scenes of hunting lions. As a Christian symbol, the lion takes its place on the iconostasis and priest's chairs in the Macedonian churches. The Golden Lion is an unofficial symbol of the Republic of Macedonia. It was used in the past for setting Macedonia free from the Ottoman Empire. Today the lion is a symbol used from many parties in Macedonia especially VMRO-DPMNE.

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Germán Cruces Rajoan on December 26, 2011

Imponente león, aprovecho para desear que tengas un Feliz Año Nuevo. Desde España, Germán.

Sylvain Pichette on December 28, 2011

Very good close up and angle with this beautiful picture, Stojan

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My best greetings and Happy Holidays to you and your family, MonPiche

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on January 2, 2012
  • Hello my dear Stojan,
  • Excellent composed view and wonderful deep perspective.
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  • Kind greetings from Oirschot - Holland, Jan

Ngo Minh Truc on January 3, 2012

L139 > very good shot! beautiful statue! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family from Vietnam :)

Reza Shirdel on January 4, 2012

Great

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Reza tahmasbi on January 6, 2012

Interesting sculpture!

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Beast wishes from Iran .Reza

saxina on January 7, 2012

happy new year 2012

►BOGDAN◄ on January 10, 2012

Excellent picture. LIKE. Best greetings. Bogdan

-NeveN- on January 28, 2012

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pozdrav,

NeveN

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on February 3, 2012

Mükemmel çekim,harika görüntü.

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Selamlar,H.İbrahim

AnnaV on February 4, 2012

Like this interesting photo, greetings, Anna

Reiner Vogeley on February 5, 2012

The photo is beautiful! like 46

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Best regards, Reiner

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on February 6, 2012

Nicely capture.

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All the best from Iran, Mahdi

LittleNAJI on February 6, 2012

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