Photo of the week 18, 2015 A Swiss Guard in the Vatican at the Sistine Chapel
The Swiss Guard has the task to protect the Pontiff. Their clothing is very colorfull. Their history goes back to the early 16th century when they were hired from Switserland. Still today the Swiss guard come from Switserland. On the photo you see a Swiss Guard at the Sistine Chapel. Watching and protecting.
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