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Shoe-Thrower Statue Unveiled

The infamous shoe-thrower, Muantadhar Al Zeidi, may have disappeared into an Iraqi prison, but he can at take heart that his legacy will survive via the immortality of art: Saddam Hussein’s hometown, Tikrit, unveiled a sofa-sized statue of a shoe today, in honor of Zeidi. The fiber-glass and copper statue of a shoe, which has a tree growing out of it, is inscribed with a poem dedicated to Zeidi.