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Photo of roof guardians in the Forbidden City in China

Roof guardians like these sat on each corner of pretty much every building in the Forbidden City. Some buildings had more of these figures on them, but there was always an odd number along the top of the roof. According to Chinese tradition, they protect the building from fire.

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roof guardians in the Forbidden City
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Date (GMT):07/05/14 05:24
Original size:4272 x 2848 pixels
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