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  The power of tradition in Poland 05 Apr 2006  
Women in Poland venerate their very own version of the Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Czestochowa. Far more than just a religious symbol, she has come to be synonomous with resistance and the Polish spirit itself. Lech Walesa always wore a badge of the so-called Black Madonna on his lapel and he even left his Nobel Peace Prize at her special shrine at Jasna Gorna in the South West.

Angela Robson went to see the devotion the icon inspires to this day.
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