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Swiss Guard
10-JUN-2011

Swiss Guard

Vatican City, Rome, Italy view map

Pontificia Cohors Helvetica with a long sword and Renaissance style uniform.
Since the 15th century, when Switzerland was a poor mountainous country, serving as mercenaries had been a career choice for young men seeking fortunes abroad.


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