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Maldives government destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared the installation offensive to Islam. Abdulla Yameen ordered the sculptures demolishing in July, but his ruling was not acted upon until Friday, on the eve of the presidential election which he lost to a liberal candidate.

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