Monoliths of black marble, they rose to great capitals carved in many strange figures of beasts and leaves; and far above in shadow the wide vaulting gleamed with dull gold, inset with flowing traceries of many colours.
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The Prime Minister said. All nations, "big and small will have to come to terms with their growing internal diversity. No modern and open society can be a monolith."
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Those had been towering even without the help of illusion, and now they rose above him like ancient monoliths, green and gray and cracked.