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Madrid?s shield is a bear and a strawberry tree. Bears were once pleni around Madrid. As the city got its own right for hunting its property this shield came into being. ?madrid, a good place for hunting swine and bears.? But lot of things about the weapon are onto debate. The gender of the bear: is he male or female? And the tree, is it a strawberry tree or are there other things growing in the tree? You can find plenty of bears statuettes in Madrid, but the well-known statues is at Sol. It?s a popular meeting point for locals.

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  • Written Jun 28, 2007
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