Vatican City – Swiss Guard

Vatican City - Swiss Guard. © Mano chandra Dhas

Vatican City, Vatican City State – A member of the Corps of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, or Swiss Guard as commonly known, stands guard at in the Vatican City near St. Peter’s Basilica. The Swiss Guard is a small force maintained by the Holy See. It is responsible for the safety of the Pope and the security of the Apostolic Palace including the entrances to the City State. Photo shot in the afternoon sunlight; vertical format © Mano chandra Dhas

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