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Mahatma Gandhi statue to come up outside British Parliament

New Delhi - The British government plans to establish a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the British parliament. Gandhi was one of the architects of Indian Independence from Britain, and is known for his use of non-violence or ahimsa during the Independence movement.

Arsenal honor Bergkamp with statue at stadium

Arsenal unveiled a statue of former striker Dennis Bergkamp on Saturday, the Dutchman becoming the fourth club great to be cast in bronze outside the Emirates Stadium in London.

Rights group pleas for rabbit in Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - An animal rights group has applied to South Africa's government to adopt the bronze bunny secretly sculpted inside the right ear of a statue of Nelson Mandela.

S.Africa orders removal of rabbit from Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - The South African government has ordered the removal of a rabbit that was secretly sculpted into a recently unveiled statue of Nelson Mandela, an official said Wednesday.

Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

Rio De Janeiro - The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.

Mandela has rabbit in ear

Pretoria - Nelson Mandela has been immortalized in a statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa — with a rabbit in his ear.

Satan statue planned for Oklahoma State Capitol (video)

Oklahoma City - A Satanist group has submitted plans for a seven-foot statue of a Baphomet demon to be erected at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Designs have been revealed and the group are crowdfunding the money for its creation on Indiegogo.

Gold Coast street performer strangled

David Mulder, 50, a street performer in Surfer's Paradise, Australia, was filmed getting strangled by an unidentified man on Christmas Eve.

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at Union Buildings, Pretoria

Pretoria - A 9-metre high statue of Mandela now stands at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. It was unveiled this morning by current president Jacob Zuma.

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.

SA embassy unveiled Nelson Mandela statue in Washington, DC

Washington - A nine foot (three meter) statue of Nelson Mandela, with his fist raised as it was when he walked out of Victor Verster prison a free man on February 11, 1990, has been unveiled outside South Africa's embassy in Washington, DC on Saturday.

Mini-Me: 3D printing takes a step ahead with instant human copies

Hamburg - For the very latest in personal photography, a German company is offering to capture your image, complete with poses, clothing, hairstyles and facial impressions, all in living, 3D color.

Urinating statue causes uproar among some locals

Stockholm - A 26-foot statue depicting a man urinating into a river has been the source of recent controversy in the small town of Örebro, Sweden.

Vid: Naked man straddles Prince George's statue, Whitehall closed

London - On a cold, windy day, a man climbed to the top of the 30 ft statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall. He stripped naked and shouted down at sightseers as he struck acrobatic poses on top of the statue.

Man climbs statue in central London and poses for 3 hours naked

London - Braving a temperature of 6 degrees Celsius, the man climbed the statue of Prince George in Whitehall, London, took off his clothes and proceeded to pose naked, waving at onlookers.

Op-Ed: A statue to honor hate and terror

In Selma, Alabama, a new monument to the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan is under construction on public land. Selma, Alabama is the site of many struggles during the Civil Rights movement made famous by Rosa Parks and Martin Luthur King Jr III.

Monumental misquote on Martin Luther King's Washington memorial

Washington - Martin Luther King's impressive memorial which lies alongside the National Mall in Washington D.C. bears a quote that angry critics now says is out of context to what he actually said and makes King seem conceited and self-involved.

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.

Kurt Cobain statue erected in Washington

A statue of a large concrete guitar has been installed in a Washington state park on the 17th anniversary of grunge singer Kurt Cobain's death.

Stadium statue painted pink by vandals

Oxford - A statue of an oxen outside a football stadium in Oxford, United Kingdom has been covered in bright pink paint by vandals.

Panda poop statue of Venus sells for $45,000 USD

It is hard to believe that something made out of feces would be worth tens of thousands of dollars, but one poopy creation from a Chinese artist recently sold for $45,000.

Italian Prime Minister adds a penis to historic Roman statue

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Sivlio Berlusconi is in hot water, once again. Taxpayers are upset at Berlusconi after he spent about $95,000 to attach a penis and two hands in the marble sculpture of "Venus and Mars."

Smiling, weeping Virgin Mary statue attracts hundreds to Ontario

Windsor - A small Windsor, Ontario home is gathering the attention of praying Catholics, city officials and worldwide media. A statue of the Virgin Mary reportedly smiles during the day but weeps healing oil at night.

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.

Kiefer Sutherland unveils statue of Tommy Douglas

Weyburn - Actor Kiefer Sutherland was in Weyburn, Saskatchewan to unveil a statue of his grandfather, Canadian politician Tommy Douglas.

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.

Huge Jesus statue explodes, insurance company calls it act of God

Monroe - A monumental statue of Jesus exploded and burned down in Ohio. The statue which has been called everything from the "King of Kings" to "King Kong," burned after being struck by lightning. Insurance companies are calling it an act of God.

Miracle at Catholic Church restores Virgin Mary Special

Charlotte - It was a Mother's Day miracle at St. Matthew Catholic Church when the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was decapitated by vandals was restored to her original condition by local anonymous angel's who donated their time to repair this work of art.

Private statue honours Nelson Mandela for 2010 World Cup

A Congolese refugee in Cape Town has built a statue to honour Nelson Mandela as being the main reason for international soccer body, FIFA, to bring the 2010 Soccer World Cup to South Africa.

Archaeologists unearth ancient head of Egyptian king

A large granite head statue, part of the pieces found of the grandfather of King Tut, has been discovered along with a treasure of artifacts in Cairo, Egypt.
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A closer look at the bronze statue of North Korea's former leader, who studied at this school
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Twinkind produces 3D statuettes from instant photography.
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Detail of statue, Lyon France
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Bartholdi's statue, Lyon France
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Charles Dickens Statue Australia
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This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
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Desecrated Virgin Mary statue.
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Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
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