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Gargoyle—Prague, Czech Republic

Gargoyles, with their freakish faces, stare down from atop the towers of St. Vitus Cathedral.

Construction of the present-day cathedral started in 1344 and was finally completed in 1929.

The cathedral is a tribute to the patron saint of the Czech Republic, St. Wenceslas.

Good King Wenceslas of Christmas carol fame, who was actually a duke, made Christianity the state religion of Bohemia (Czech Republic) during the 930's. Even today, Prague is known as the city of a thousand spires.

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