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13 charged over sacking of Arc de Triomphe during Paris protests

Paris - Thirteen people were charged on Wednesday over looting and destruction at the Arc de Triomphe monument to France's war dead during violent "yellow vest" protests which rocked Paris last weekend, prosecutors said.

Putin unveils controversial statue of Saint Vladimir by Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a giant statue by the Kremlin of his namesake Vladimir the Great, a revered leader and Orthodox saint, that has faced criticism from locals and conservationists.

White House eyes first national monument to gay rights movement

Washington - President Barack Obama is close to creating the first US national monument to the gay rights movement, in a New York City area seen as the birthplace of the struggle.

Fascinating history found at the Castillo de San Marcos Special

Saint Augustine - Built by Spaniards on Matanzas Bay between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos (Castle of Saint Mark) is a remarkable historical site. View a sample of the sights offered at this fortress.

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.

Giant iPhone in St Petersburg is monument to Steve Jobs

Saint Petersburg - As a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, the giant iPhone is not only a monument, but also has an interactive touch screen and offers free WiFi to visitors.

New Martin Luther King memorial inscription error

Washington - Due to an inaccurate inscription, the wording which underlines the newly opened Martin Luther King memorial in Washington needs to be changed.

First Japan tsunami monument has QR code video and advice

Stone memorial built on city land in pine grove at beach of town hit by tsunami. First of 500 coastal monuments includes engraved advice in English.

LGBT Monument Slated For Barcelona

Barcelona - The predominately Catholic religious city of Barcelona (Spain) is poised to construct a monument in recognition of the affliction that the queer community has experienced throughout history.

Monument to be erected in honour of bear who fought Nazis

Edinburgh - A monument is to be erected in memory of "Private Wojtek", a 500 pound brown bear who served alongside Polish soldiers during World War ll before retiring to the Edinburgh zoo.

Statues are monuments to history of Lyon Special

Lyon - A photographic look at Lyon’s public statues and what they have to tell us about the city’s past. Old or modern, big or small, they all represent an essential element of Lyon’s patrimony.

Explosive super rockets recalled, July 4th fireworks safety tips

Charleston - Super lightning rocket fireworks have been recalled. Thousands of injuries are expected from sparklers, firecrackers, and aerials this year. Consumers are urged to put safety over stupidity when using, lighting and launching fireworks at home.

Stalin monument dismantled in dictator's home town

Tbilisi - Georgian authorities have torn down two statues of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, one of them in his hometown of Gori. They removed the Gori monument overnight, out of concern about pro-Stalin sentiment.

German Chancellor Continues Support For German Expellee Monument

German chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her support for a monument to ethnic Germans expelled from eastern European territories at the end of WWII. Victims of Nazi crimes in the East see the issue as sensitive.

Monument Unveiled Memorializing Shoe Thrown at Bush

That shoe thrown at Bush by an Iraqi last year is back in the news. This time a statue has been erected in its honor. A memorial brings a place for reflection to Arabs who applauded the incident.

Bosnians raise Monument to Canned Beef

Bosnians raise a monument dedicating canned beef that were sent to them during the war.

Just What We Need -- A Monument to Mister Ed

Todd Carroll of Tahlequah, Oklahoma isn't content with a monument to Mister Ed, TVs famous talking horse, on his property. Now he wants to create a subdivision around it.
 

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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki
Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki
An aerial view of the Voortrekker Monument from the Puma.
An aerial view of the Voortrekker Monument from the Puma.
The Washington Mall
The Washington Mall
Monumental inefficiency: a scene from the District and Circle Line platforms at Monument station dur...
Monumental inefficiency: a scene from the District and Circle Line platforms at Monument station during recent weekend engineering works. Both lines have been plagued by weekend shutdowns in the last few years
The Skenderbeu monument and Albanian flag in Albania
The Skenderbeu monument and Albanian flag in Albania
charlesfred
Schengen Monument in Schengen  Luxembourg
Schengen Monument in Schengen, Luxembourg
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Divers shown collecting trash for removal.
Divers shown collecting trash for removal.
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki
Old man near one of the Sarajevo symbols - The man that has probably never traveled abroad  but has ...
Old man near one of the Sarajevo symbols - The man that has probably never traveled abroad, but has lived in at least 4 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, II WW occupation, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes). He might able to visit another country now.
Nikola Lazinica
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument
Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki

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