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Flag in toilet painting removed

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"A controversial painting has been removed from a lunch room at the State Department of Justice headquarters in Sacramento," AP reports Tuesday (excerpted here so as to present photo).

The painting titled: "T'anks to Mr. Bush" showed a US map inside a toilet. It and two other pieces were part of a display put on by Lawyers For the Arts.

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A spokesman says Attorney General Bill Lockyer ordered the picture moved because of growing tensions over the Middle East, and not because of public complaints.

Originally published on Tuesday August 23, 2005.

 


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