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Golden statue of Erdogan appears in Germany, gets defaced & stirs controversy

A golden statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently erected in the German city of Wiesbaden has already been defaced. Created as part of an arts festival, it has stirred controversy. The monument of the president with his right forefinger outstretched was erected on Monday night in a square in the city, as part of the Wiesbaden Biennale art ...

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Statue of Liberty evacuated after propane tank fire

Liberty Island in New York, home of the iconic Statue of Liberty, was evacuated after three 100-pound propane tanks burst into flames. The fire began at a construction site on the island just before noon on Monday. As the blaze took hold, over 3,000 visitors queued up for boats as they were evacuated back to Manhattan. EVACUATED: Visitors to the ...

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Protesters topple Confederate statue on UNC campus (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Activists have managed to topple the ‘Silent Sam’ statue of a Confederate soldier that has graced the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus for over a century. The Silent Sam statue came down to the loud cheers of the crowd of around 300, who used ropes to topple the monument during the Monday night rally just before the school ...

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Easter Island people want return of their sacred statue, stolen by imperial Brits

The Rapa Nui people of Easter Island are asking the British Museum to return one of the island’s sacred Moai statues, stolen 150 years ago by British sailors. It’s one of the many artifacts looted by the UK in its imperial days. British Royal Navy sailors took the 2.42-meter (almost 8ft) tall Moai figure from Easter Island in 1868 and ...

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Anti-ICE protester scales Statue of Liberty, prompting island evacuation & rescue

Visitors had to be evacuated from the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day after a group of activists protesting against the US government’s immigration enforcement agency caused a disruption. Several people hung a banner from the statue’s pedestal calling for the abolition of ICE. After they were arrested, another person managed to climb the monument’s base and stay there for ...

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Giant Marilyn Monroe statue gets church members hot and bothered (PHOTOS)

A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe is getting some residents in Connecticut hot and bothered after the sculpture was positioned with the icon’s underwear-clad rear directly facing a church. The controversial 26-foot tall statue of the blonde bombshell was installed in Stamford Park this week as part of a citywide art display. However, the positioning of the Hollywood star in ...

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It’s gonna be huge? Last ever statue of naked Donald Trump goes under hammer

People wishing to own a statue of a naked President Donald Trump will have one final chance to get their hands on the full package, as the last such item is about to go under the hammer. The statue is the last remaining piece created by the West Coast artist collective INDECLINE. Titled ‘The Emperor Has No Balls,’ the statues ...

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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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Taking Liberties: USA hockey goalies may be forced to remove statue masks

The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team are working with the IOC to see whether their goalies at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games will be forced to remove their masks with the image of the Statue of Liberty. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby will wait to see if their goalkeeper’s masks featuring the image of the iconic statue in ...

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‘Red God:’ Stalin statue erected in Berlin street… to recreate the past (VIDEO)

Germans have decided to turn back time it seems by placing a giant statue of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on a Berlin street that used to bear his name. Stalin’s “comeback,” however, proved short-lived. Berlin residents had a blast from the past when they stumbled upon a huge statue of Stalin on one of the city’s eastern streets, where a ...

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