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Greek statues pulled from Qatari exhibition for being nude

Two nude Greek statues have been pulled from an Olympic exhibition in Qatar in order to “avoid scandalising female visitors”.

Greek Deputy Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras, who visited the Muslim country last month for the exhibition opening, objected, saying the works should be displayed as they were or shipped home.

So the statues were returned to Athens last week, the official said on condition of anonymity because she was not authorised to speak on the record.

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Story: AP | Photo: AFP

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