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Toppled, beheaded, daubed: five controversial statues

Paris - Protests in the wake of African American George Floyd's killing by a white police officer in the United States have led to the unceremonious toppling and vandalism of statues of controversial historical and political figures.

Canadians petition for removal of racist, colonial era monuments

Ottawa - Canadians have joined a global push to strip public spaces of racist and colonial symbols, calling this week for a statue of Canada's first prime minister to be taken down and the renaming of a Toronto street.

Pelosi seeks removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Wednesday for removal of 11 Confederate statues from the US Capitol, part of a nationwide push to dismantle such memorials after a black man's killing in police custody sparked mass anti-racism protests.

'Where is baby Jesus?' — Statues stolen across New Jersey

New Jersey - Someone out there will have hell to pay. Figurines of the baby Jesus are disappearing all across New Jersey and police officers are scurrying to capture the thieves.

Pro-Russians blast destruction of Soviet statues in Ukraine

Kharkiv - Masked men toppled Soviet-era statues in night raids in Ukraine's second city Saturday, as moves to erase fraught symbols of the past widen the country's divide.

Photo Essay: Beijing's Tiananmen Square Special

Beijing - One of the largest city squares in the world, Tiananmen has been the site of political turmoil and draws millions of tourists to see its war memorials, Mao's tomb, museums, government offices, and military parades.

Photo Essay: Izmir, Turkey Special

Izmir - Izmir is a city located in western Turkey, along the Aegean Sea. Close to Greek islands, it offers ferry rides, shopping, history, and beauty.

New York Art Installation of Statues Prompt 911 Suicide Calls

A British artist's statue display of naked men in New York City is prompting frantic calls to 911 of men about to jump off of tall buildings.

Toronto's Ireland Park Honours Those Who Escaped The Famine Special

At the foot of Bathurst Street in Toronto is a small museum project honouring the Irish that made their way to Toronto. Statues dot the Irish Park.

Strange Statues From Around The World

A fascinating look at Strange Statues across the globe.

Many on Easter Island Prefer to Leave Stones Unturned

Ancient civilisations versus the modern world. What to do?
 

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The alligator is a fun statue. Wouldn t you like a picture of one of your children with their head i...
The alligator is a fun statue. Wouldn't you like a picture of one of your children with their head in the creatures mouth?
Sugar Land, Texas City Council
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Sugar Land, Texas
The statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang (April 2012)
The statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang (April 2012)
J.A. de Roo
The supposedly offensive statue   Selfie
The supposedly offensive statue, "Selfie"
Sugar Land, Texas
Man seated playing the guitar. The detail of this statue is quite nice  lending realism to the figur...
Man seated playing the guitar. The detail of this statue is quite nice, lending realism to the figure.
Sugar Land, Texas City Council

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