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Saint Mark's Lion / Leone di San Marco / El León de San Marcos | by Far & Away (On assigment, mostly off)
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Saint Mark's Lion / Leone di San Marco / El León de San Marcos

@ Venice, Italy

 

The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark pictured in the form of a winged lion, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice. It appears also in both merchant and military naval flags of the Italian Republic.

 

The Lion of Saint Mark is also the symbol of the award of the Venice Film Festival, the "Golden Lion".

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Taken on June 25, 2012