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Karksi Church

The church of St. Peter was built between 1773-1778 to replace the earlier made in the 17th century. In the Middle Ages there was a chapel in the Karksi castle dedicated to apostle Peter. Some of the remaining walls of castle ruins were used in the construction of the present church. Karksi church is known of its slanting tower that due to bad soil has inclined one meter to the west.
Founded: 1773-1778 | Location: Karksi, Estonia

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, 'The Gettysburg Address' and his 'Second Inaugural Address'. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.