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Iraq to Replace Saddam Era Monuments With Peace Art

Posted by iusbvision on December 26, 2008

Via Al-Reuters:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nearly six years after Iraqis and U.S. soldiers toppled grandiose monuments erected by Saddam Hussein, Iraq plans to put up 100 new art works it hopes will stand as affirmations of a new era of peace.

Before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, all statues and monuments in public squares made reference to Saddam’s Baath party or told a story about its military victories against Iraq’s numerous enemies.

In the heavily fortified Green Zone diplomatic compound, two pairs of giant arms emerge from the ground, hundreds of metres away from each other, holding crossed swords to form an arch across a parades ground. They were modeled on Saddam’s hands and cast using 160 tonnes of bronze.

Iraq wants to replace such monuments with symbols of peace.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081226/stage_nm/us_iraq_art

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