Postcard: Belgrade

It was a hero's welcome such as Serbia has rarely seen: more than 50,000 people gathered in a central Belgrade square on Sunday night to welcome home Marija Serifovic, the winner of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. Prior to her arrival from Helsinki, police cleared the 16-km road from the airport into the city in order to speed her passage, and a banner draped across the City Hall read Ave Marija.

"I won for Serbia, I won for all of you!" the 22-year-old singer proclaimed to the cheering crowd. "It's a new chapter for a new...

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