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The statue of Leif Eriksson was a gift for the US to Iceland, in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the Iceland Parliament. Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer, credited with discovering North America (before Christopher Columbus). The statue sits in front of the famous Hallgrímskirkja, a church designed to resemble the geography of the country. Together the 2 structures capture so much of Iceland.
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