FILE - A Jan. 24, 2011 file photo shows the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania. Twenty-three years after communism collapsed, the Palace of the Parliament, a gargantuan Stalinist symbol and the ... more 
FILE - A Jan. 24, 2011 file photo shows the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania. Twenty-three years after communism collapsed, the Palace of the Parliament, a gargantuan Stalinist symbol and the most concrete legacy of ex-dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has emerged as an unlikely pillar of Romania's nascent democracy. And while it remains one of the most controversial projects of Ceausescu's 25-year rule, albeit one that has gradually found a place in the nation's psyche, it's also now a tourist attraction, visited by tens of thousands of Romanians and foreigners every year. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vadim Ghirda, File
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST