St. Petersburg
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St. Petersberg, Russia

The Winter Palace is the main building of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the foreground is the Neva River. (Goodwill Games)
Opulence abounds as visitors climb the main staircase of the Winter Palace, once the home of Russian Czars. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
Visitors walk through Palace Square under the Alexander Column of the Winter Palace. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
A statue of the Roman god Neptune looks across the Neva River from atop the Hermitage. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
A view of the Samson Fountain found at the terminus of the Sea Channel at Peterhof, Russia. Peterhof is a series of gardens and palaces that served as a summer residence for Russian Czars. (Beverly Beyette / LAT)