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Yo, Adrian! Serbian Village Erects Statue of Rocky
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - When a statue is erected in the town
square, it's usually one of the founders, or a military hero. But in a poor village in Serbia, it's Rocky Balboa.
The village, Zitiste, which is north of Belgrade, has unveiled a 10-foot
bronze and concrete monument featuring the gutsy fictional fighter
portrayed by Sylvester Stallone.
Locals say they wanted to change the image of their town, which
has gained a reputation for being disaster-prone after being hit by
floods and mudslides. A local official says now the town is known for something else.