Flower Consoles Casualties’ Grief

A flower is seen on the ground at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 27, 2012, marking the end of the Siege of Leningrad.

The battle, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and the most costly in terms of casualties. <Photo: Xinhua/Lu Jinbo>


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