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An Easter Meditation: Lithuania's Hill Of Crosses

The Hill Of Crosses is a place of pilgrimage and devotion for Catholics in Lithuania and throughout the Baltic region. During the Soviet era, many of the thousands of crosses there were destroyed by Communist authorities or looted for scrap material. But since Lithuania declared independence in 1990, the Hill of Crosses has become not only a tourist attraction, but also a national symbol.

RFE/RL correspondent Valentinas Mite visited the Hill of Crosses in his native Lithuania and filed these photographs, accompanied by audio of the wind blowing through the crosses.

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Photo gallery produced by Zydrone Krasauskiene.