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Few pieces of public art gather as much attention as Laith al-Amari's recent sculpture of a shoe, created with the help of local children to celebrate Muntadhar al-Zeidi's Bush-ward footware-hurling incident. Its public life has been shortlived, however. Tikrit police have insisted it be removed from its public location because of its "political" nature.

Shoe

Few pieces of public art gather as much attention as Laith al-Amari's recent sculpture of a shoe, created with the help of local children to celebrate Muntadhar al-Zeidi's Bush-ward footware-hurling incident. Its public life has been shortlived, however. Tikrit police have insisted it be removed from its public location because of its "political" nature.

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