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Statue of Makarios III, Mount Throni, Cyprus

Makarios III (13 August 1913 - 3 August 1977) was a Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, who served as the Archbishop and Primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus (1950-1977) and as the first President of Cyprus (1960-1977). In his three terms as president he survived four assassination attempts and a coup d'├ętat. He is widely regarded by Greek Cypriots as the Father of the Nation. To commemorate his life, an imposing bronze statue of Makarios was erected outside the Archbishop's palace in Nicosia; in 2008 the statue was moved to Kykkos monastery.
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