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Guards on patrol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens 21 Sep 2017

Posted on 21 Sep 2017
Evzone guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens dressed in service uniform, refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit.
 Evzone guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens dressed in service uniform, refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit.
Evzone guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens dressed in service uniform, refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit.

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Evzone guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece. Dressed in service uniform, Evzones are members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit made up of volunteers from the Hellenic Army's Infantry Corps. They also guard the Presidential mansion and the gate of Evzones camp in the capital.

The tomb of the unknown soldier was sculpted in 1930-32 as a memorial to the Greek soldiers who fought during World War I. Tour Athens on Insight Guides' Athens: City of God trip. 

This article was originally published on 25th January, 2016

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