5 free things in Romania's capital, Bucharest - Article Photos 5/13

This July 8, 2009 photo shows Romanian Orthodox nuns waiting outside the Stavropoleos church, built in 1724, in Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest enjoys a rich multi-faith tradition, revived since 1989, with synagogues, mosques, and Romanian Orthodox churches in every neighborhood. It was founded by a shepherd, according to local legend, and was later nicknamed the Paris of the East. But Bucharest's idyllic roots and elegant reputation eventually gave way to a series of 20th century calamities: war, invasions, earthquakes and communism.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)