Syntagma square. Athens. Greece. View of an elite member of the Presidential ceremonial guard unit known as Evzones standing guard in front of the monument to the Unknown Soldier. The monument to the Unknown Soldier, erected in 1929-1932, depicts a relief of a dying Greek solider and is watched around the clock by Evzones standing motionless outside their sentry boxes wearing traditional dress. This guard is wearing the full dress uniform consisting of a white, bell-sleeved shirt and a white foustanella with 400 pleats (Symbolising the 400 years of Ottoman occupation). It is only worn on Sundays or important national holidays.
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