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19th century Russian landmark up in flames

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Firefighters extinguish fire in the Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 28, with one of the four famous horse sculptures of the Anichkov Bridge on the Fontanka River in the foreground.

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Firefighters work on the roof of the Palace of the Beloselsky-Belozersky Princes, which is on fire, in St. Petersburg on Feb. 28. The Palace of the Beloselsky-Belozersky Princes was built at the intersection of the Fontanka River and Nevsky Avenue in 1846-1848 by architect Andrei Stakenschneider in the baroque style. The fire was first noticed in the air-shaft according to local media. The cause of the fire is still unknown.