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03/23/2013 08:57 am ET

10 Adorable Garden Gnomes That Are Protecting Yards All Over The World (PHOTOS)

Now that the nice weather is upon us, and people are busy sprucing up their yards, we're definitely going to start seeing garden gnomes popping up on front lawns and in outdoor spaces everywhere. And we have to be honest, w'ere looking forward to seeing these funny smiling faces -- especially after the dreary winter we had this year.

In case you didn't know, these classic ornaments originated in Germany during the 1800s, but now can be spotted on almost every rural block in America, thanks to gardeners who believe in their mystical powers to protect flowers, fruits and veggies. And to honor that, we've rounded up ten funny little gnomes for you to enjoy. Click through and upload a photo of one from your own yard.

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