Illustration of a white dove on a dark blue background
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The dove is commonly used as a symbol for peace, but it can also represent love. The dove appears throughout different religions, such as Paganism, Judaism, and Christianity. Doves are also associated with pacifism, or the opposition to war, militarism, or violence. The image of the white dove is portrayed in different designs and styles. For instance, Picasso’s La Colombe (The Dove) is made up of a white dove holding an olive branch. Picasso’s work was chosen as the emblem for the World Peace Congress in Paris in April 1949.