Kryžių Kalnas, or the Hill of Crosses, is a small hill near Šiauliai in northern Lithuania that is covered in crosses, which have been placed there over time by thousands of visitors. The hill was bulldozed during the Soviet occupation because it had become a symbol of peaceful resistance. Despite this, it was soon repopulated with crosses placed during the night. In 1993, it was visited by Pope John Paul II. Now, it is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims alike.
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