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Map shows art symbolising each European country (photos)

Art unites Europe

The European continent might be facing a number of challenges, including the ongoing economic and migrant/refugee crisis, as well as political and ideological divisions on the path it has taken, but a Reddit user compiled an amazing map with a collage of some of the iconic works of arts that symbolise each country on the continent, reminding us that Europeans are bound by a common history of beauty and culture. The tread attracted a number of positive comments, while many sites have mirrored the map celebrating European culture.

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Greece: Aphrodite of Milos – Alexandria of Antioch

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Austria: Gustav Klimt – The Kiss (1908)

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Baelgium: Rene Magritte – The son of man

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Czech Republic: Viktor Oliva – Absinthe drinker

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Denmark: Edvard Eriksen – The Little Mermaid

100 girls jump in the water behind Copenhagen's landmark "Little Mermaid" at Langelinie in Copenhagen, on August 23, 2013 as the statue celebrates her 100th birthday. Perched in the water just off the star-shaped Kastellet fortress near the city's harbour, the small bronze skinned sculpture of H.C. Andersen's melancholic fairytale has become a Danish icon on par with Carlsberg, the brewery whose owner once financed her.  AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark/ NIKOLAI LINARES   DENMARK OUT / AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / Nikolai Linares

France: Claude Monet – Impression, Sunrise

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Germany: Caspar David Friedrich – Wanderer

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Italy: Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa

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Netherlands: Johannes Vermeer – Girl with Pearl Earring

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Norway: Edvard Munch – The Scream

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Spain: Pablo Picasso – Guernica

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Britain: William Turner – The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory 1806-8 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00480

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